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Re: minified source code under a free license

From: Ian Kelling
Subject: Re: minified source code under a free license
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 11:13:07 -0500
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> LibreJS-compatible license headers.  A user who is considering forking
>> the project replied asking whether the minified source code would be
>> sufficient if it had the appropriate license headers, and I was unable
>> to find an answer from LibreJS's documentation.  Can someone please
>> clarify?
> The minified code is basically compiled code, so it's completely useless
> in terms of satisfying the needs of Free Software (where the user
> wants access to the source code so they can study and modify it).

Thats right. LibreJS can't detect if code is minified, we trust people
to provide a link to the actual source code.

Ian Kelling | Senior Systems Administrator, Free Software Foundation
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