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Presswire: MACROMEDIA: Macromedia announces free flash player source code

May 30, 1999, 21:54 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Macromedia announced at its International User Conference '99 plans to license at no charge the source code for its popular Flash Player for inclusion in upcoming hardware and software platforms.

"Already installed in more than 100 million Web browsers according to a recent third party study, Flash is the Web's most widely distributed interactive media player and the standard format for high impact, vector-based Web sites."

"Because of its small code footprint, compact file size, broad distribution, and unique scalability, the Flash Player is ideal for displaying Web content on both desktop machines and Internet appliances."

"Moving to a free licensing model for the Flash Player source is significant for both Macromedia and the industry," said Rob Burgess, Chairman and CEO of Macromedia. "A new Web infrastructure is emerging as new devices and services - both broadband and narrowband - must deliver compelling experiences to an exploding number of Web consumers. By making the Flash Player source freely available and working closely with our partners such as @Home, Real Networks, and Apple, we will make it easy for everyone to view high-impact Flash interfaces, animations and interactive programming."

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