FSF Wants To Police JavaScript Use

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is an organization that I usually support enthusiastically, but its latest suggestion is more doubtful. See what you think.

There is a lot of open source JavaScript available, jQuery to name just one well known library, and a lot of websites make use of it. Most of it comes with a licence that mandates that you should include a notice that it is indeed free software and available for download and reuse without charge. This isn't a problem - most such packages come with a suitable statement included and you don't have to worry about adding one.

The FSF, however, wants to take this a step further with a demand that you label JavaScript with its licencing status: JavaScript License Web Labels.

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