3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 12, 2008 8:32 PM by Newsgroup_User

    fla file format license

    gghfh
      Hi all Flash Gurus
      I need advice from you about license of fla file format.
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      Background:
      we intend to develop standalone flash application with nearly same fearture as FLASH CS. Our application can save as (output) fla file also.
      Basic features are insert text,images into fla file, edit these text/images then output edited content to swf file.
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      So my question is:
      If we sell this app to end-user, do we violate the fla file license of Adobe?
      AFAIK, fla file is property of Adobe and it can not be edited in other app.
      If yes, could you point me to weblink of Abode fla file license or something like that?
      Please help me, I need your help.
      Best regards,
        • 1. Re: fla file format license
          Ned Murphy Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Sounds like you need to talk to Adobe (and maybe a lawyer or two).
          • 2. Re: fla file format license
            gghfh Level 1
            quote:

            Originally posted by: NedWebs
            Sounds like you need to talk to Adobe (and maybe a lawyer or two).

            Hi NedWebs
            THanks for fast response.
            But could you please be more specific. This meaned we cannot develop this app?
            And whereis weblink to fla file license? Because I need evidence.
            regards,


            • 3. Re: fla file format license
              Level 7
              gghfh,

              > But could you please be more specific. This meaned we
              > cannot develop this app?

              You're asking your question in the wrong place. These forums are
              attended by volunteers who do not represent or work for Adobe. We're just
              developers and designers who happen to use Flash.

              > And whereis weblink to fla file license? Because I need
              > evidence.

              As NedWebs said (and I agree), your best bet is to contact Adobe
              directly. Adobe is the most appropriate party to answer your question.
              Would you rather trust guesses from people who don't work for Adobe, or
              would you rather trust direct input from the company who develops Flash? ;)


              David Stiller
              Adobe Community Expert
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