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Re: [Swftools-common] basic question on ActionScript 2.0

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Subject: Re: [Swftools-common] basic question on ActionScript 2.0
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:32:14 +0000

On Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:49:21 +0000
John Sullivan <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Monday, October 28, 2013, 8:54:30 PM, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
> > The whole timeline may be copyrighted and, at least, I cannot
> > release the swfc script under the GPLv3 (it has been released under
> > that license from another project) without requiring any
> > presentation generated from that swfc script to be released under
> > the GPLv3.
> > There is another potential copyright issue. As stupid as it may
> > sound, the transition time list can be considered eligible for
> > copyright protection, since it may express the work of a creative
> > judgment. If this is so (which is by no means clear), I’d like to
> > avoid messing with other people’s copyrights.
> > But I think Flash is the way to go (at least for now).
> Write a small perl script (or similar) to convert the source timeline
> data into ActionScript variable declarations within a .action block
> in a separate file.

The source timeline data produced could itself could be considered to be
under some form of ( copyright ) licensing, if an individual so chose,
no? ;o)
> Use .include from the main .sc to incorporate those declarations into
> the final SWF.

It's been a long while since I played with swfc ( compiling as2 ).  As
far as I can recall, it never supported the .include statement.  Does it
> Both the script and the main .sc remain unencumbered, the "end user"
> will need to provide their own source data to complete compilation.

Yes, John, but as above, isn't that exactly what Pablo was concerned
about?  The licensing nature of the source data created by the end



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