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Re: Minified files and source code requirement

On 10/27/2011 03:03 AM, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 07:08:14PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog a écrit :
>> But with more liberal licenses, we should certainly accept that the
>> minified files are their own sources much like we accept any other blob of
>> data under a free license.
> Hello Raphaël and everybody,
> one of the problem with minified JavaScript libraries is that it is difficult
> to know what they really do.  Are they really what the upstream author thinks
> they are, or was he tricked in cut-and-pasting a fake version containing a
> spyware ?
> On the other hand, if the minified file you would like to distribute matches
> exactly a minified file that has been distributed by Debian in the past, then
> indeed, why not running that version ?  You are an experienced developer and I
> trust you to understand, balance and negociate the costs and benefits on a
> case-by-case basis.

Because even the old minified version should not have been distributed
unless we have the not minified version available (at least in the
source of the package), too?

> For the compliance with DFSG – and this is the main message here – we could
> reach it considering all the packages that are part of the same release, by
> using the dpkg source format 3.0 (git), which would be an efficient way to
> distribute past source versions and point at the preferred one at the same
> time.

How the source is distributed does not matter. Please don't abuse this
for yet another dpkg 3.0 git discussion.

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