Adding a View Source Menu item to Macromedia Flash Content
Thursday, April 7, 2005
Yesterday [Lawrence Lessig] gave a talk at the FlashForward conference titled [The Cost of Copyright]. In it, he stressed the importance and necessity of a culture of sharing. Of course, the Flash community has grown up on this culture (i.e. [FlashKit], [layer 51]). However, all of the sharing usually goes on on a developer to developer level, as you cannot easily get the source from Flash content.
So, during the FlashForward keynote this morning, I put together a simple library that allows you to add a view source Menu item to your Flash content. This makes it easy to allow other developers and designers to view the source for your content (if you want them to be able to).
Updated : I have updated the code and examples to allow allow you to specify a link to the license for the Flash content.