There are a number of places where Drupal's JavaScript licences (especially in the context of sites distributing, aggregating and minifying JS files) could be significantly improved. This is a meta issue to discover and discuss them.

Here are the issues identified so far (with issue number if available):

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Wim Leers’s picture

klonos’s picture

...coming from #119441: Compress JS aggregation. Just noting the following for reference:

- in #1341792: [meta] Ship minified versions of external JavaScript libraries it was pointed that shipping the full version of a library along with the minified (not including license block because minification scripts tend to remove them) negates the legal barrier of distribution.

- JavaScript License Web Labels was pointed as a possible alternative solution too (by no2e in #119441-149: Compress JS aggregation):

...It's a way (proposed by GNU) to enable minification without violating the license.

mfb’s picture

See also https://drupal.org/project/librejs - a contrib module which allows Drupal sites to be compliant with the LibreJS browser plugin

mfb’s picture

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Adding link to 119441

Wim Leers’s picture

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Please see #2258313: Implement JS Web License Labels to allow for JS minification, it adds license metadata to asset libraries and exposes that information according to the JavaScript Web License Labels standard.

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