On Flash, software art and freedom

With the current state of html5 not really being where I want it to be, I feel I need to air my dirty laundry on the use of Flash.

I want to make browser based applications in order to increase accessibility – with the understanding that I may need to make concessions to freedom to achieve this. With experience, I have found (for example by porting fluxus to windows) that such concessions over accessibility lead to more people using free software (and in that case, moving over to the linux version completely over time) than sticking in accepted, and eventually all too comfortable, spaces.

Obviously licensing the source as GPL helps, as does using a GPL toolchain (Haxe). Above all though, in artistic terms I find excessive purity to be counter productive.

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