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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Help with JavaScript


From: John Sullivan
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Help with JavaScript
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:26:10 -0400
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Cal <address@hidden> writes:

> I can send messages to website maintainers all day telling them that
> their site doesn't work without (non-free) JavaScript, but they don't
> help me use the site/program/service.
>
> Is there anywhere I can go to report websites that don't work, and ask
> for help in finding a work around or getting it to work somehow?
>
> Is there a pool of programmers I can donate to, who can reverse-engineer
> JavaScript that's reported to not work?
>

You can expect to see more from the FSF on this in the near future,
especially now that GNU LibreJS is doing well.

But of course you don't have to wait for us to organize activity in this
area. We do have spots on the LibrePlanet wiki about it -- start with
https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Free_Javascript_Action_Team. It
definitely needs some updating and some energy.

One hugely helpful thing people with JavaScript familiarity can do is to
submit patches to popular upstream frameworks/platforms to properly
convey the license info of their JavaScript. That will have an enormous
impact, as it will fix many sites that in turn use those frameworks and
platforms. 

-john

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