Flash on our websites?

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Mon Oct 15 10:13:29 BST 2018


On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 10:03 PM Myriam Schweingruber <myriam at kde.org> wrote:
>
> oh well, without screenshot, then, but really... dear kde-community-owner, a 400k screenshot is hardly a big deal...

Hi Myriam,

I've taken a look and don't see any Flash on the site here.

Also, that element is in a really strange place. The place where the
"no flash" elements are inserted shouldn't have anything there, as the
<header> element of the page should be the first element after <body>
(and your no flash elements are in between these).

Could you please check the original source your browser is being served?

Thanks,
Ben

>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Myriam Schweingruber <myriam at kde.org>
> Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2018 at 22:22
> Subject: Flash on our websites?
>
> Hi there,
>
> sorry for cross-posting, but I think the question is a really serious one
>
> I agree I do not open the kde.org website very often, but I did so Saturday when at the KDE booth in Dornbirn. Since I use a Flash blocker I was quite surprised to get notified that the website tries to load Flash content (see attached screenshot and inspection panel).
>
> Edit: removed the screenshot as it seems too big for the listadmins taste...
>
> I really wonder why it is necessary for a Free Software Community like KDE to use closed source technology on the very website where we promote Free Software.
>
> Best regards, Myriam
>
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