jshint.js file has non-free license

RESOLVED INVALID

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RESOLVED INVALID
2 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: pochu27, Unassigned)

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2 years ago
Hi,

from ./dom/system/gonk/tests/marionette/ril_jshint/jshint.js :

(function(){/*!
 * JSHint, by JSHint Community.
 *
 * This file (and this file only) is licensed under the same slightly modified
 * MIT license that JSLint is. It stops evil-doers everywhere:
 *
 *       Copyright (c) 2002 Douglas Crockford  (www.JSLint.com)
 *
 *       Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
 *       a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
 *       to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
 *       the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
 *       and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom
 *       the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
 *
 *       The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included
 *       in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
 *
 *       The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.
 *
 *       THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
 *       IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
 *       FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
 *       AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
 *       LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
 *       FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER
 *       DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
 *
 */

This is a copy of jshint.js, which has the "evil" clause, making it non-free, see e.g.:

https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.en.html#JSON

Would it be possible to replace this or remove this?
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Comment 1

2 years ago
Ping? Maybe this doesn't need to be shipped in Firefox / Thunderbird release tarballs?

Comment 2

2 years ago
According to the Free Software Foundation, this clause makes the license non-free. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSLint#License

Can any veterinary please remove that little cancer tumour from the fox?
dom/system/gonk was removed in bug 1357323. So this bug is no longer valid.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 4

2 years ago
(In reply to Gregory Szorc [:gps] from comment #3)
> dom/system/gonk was removed in bug 1357323. So this bug is no longer valid.

Thank you for reporting this. I'll forward that to IceCat developers.
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