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Using JavaScript Compliantly


To speed up deliv­er­abil­i­ty, JavaScript libraries — embed­ded in a web­site — are usu­al­ly com­pressed by delet­ing all white­space, line feeds, and com­ments. They are mini­fied. As a result, they usu­al­ly con­tain only very rudi­men­ta­ry license infor­ma­tion — at least not the license text itself. But all FOSS licens­es require us to ship some com­pli­ance arti­facts with the code — espe­cial­ly the license text. This is the chal­lenge with using JavaScript — in bootScore and else­where […]

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On April 5, 2023, discussion@lists.fsfe.org stat­ed, “On the third Sat­ur­day in Sep­tem­ber, the world tra­di­tion­al­ly cel­e­brates Soft­ware Free­dom Day. This year it is Sep­tem­ber 16, 2023.” — Here are some impres­sions from the last day.

It may sur­prise us a bit that there is also an annu­al I love Free Soft­ware Day, also pro­mot­ed by FSFE. Ok, we have two days. But the one is already some­how occu­pied as “Valen­tine’s Day”. So let’s rel­ish­ing­ly focus on Sep­tem­ber 16, 2023.

Karsten Reincke

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