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Re: Minified javascript files

On 08/17/2012 09:39 AM, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> * Vincent Bernat <bernat@debian.org>, 2012-08-16, 19:24:
>> 1. The license allows redistribution and modification of the minified
>> version without having the sources. Therefore, we are only dealing
>> with DFSG here.
> While jQuery license is permissive, it does impose certain conditions[0]
> on distributors. In my experience, upstreams often fail to fulfil these
> requirements.
>> 3. Repacking the original tarball just to remove those files is extra 
>> work.
> Part of the problem is that we lack good tools to do this extra work for
> us. Really, repacking shouldn't be a tedious operation, it shouldn't
> take more than 5 seconds, it shouldn't require writing two dozens lines
> of code and documentation. :(

But it usually does and also results in a source tarball which is
missing essential pieces of the software, so people who download it for
non-Debian usage will fail to run the shipped source just because we
removed an otherwise free piece of software.

> [0] “The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
> included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.”

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