Bug 846720 - python-webassets bundles jsmin, which has an unacceptable license
Summary: python-webassets bundles jsmin, which has an unacceptable license
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-webassets
Version: 17
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Praveen Kumar
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: FE-Legal
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-08-08 13:55 UTC by Stephen Gallagher
Modified: 2012-08-08 15:25 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-08-08 15:25:35 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Stephen Gallagher 2012-08-08 13:55:52 UTC
Description of problem:
As is well-documented in many places, the license on the jsmin JavaScript minifier is unacceptable for use in Fedora[1]. Bundling this unacceptably-licensed code inside python-webassets puts the package in violation of Fedora's legal policies.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Extract the RPM
2. Look at the license text at the top of the file /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/webassets/filter/jsmin/jsmin.py
Actual results:
License text includes an unenforceable clause: "The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil."

Expected results:
The license text must be one of the acceptable licenses specified on http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:Main

Additional info:
The upstream copyright holder for jsmin has repeatedly rejected requests to correct his broken license. This is not viewed as a resolvable issue, therefore this bundled code must be removed from Fedora.

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=455507

Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2012-08-08 15:25:35 UTC
python-webassets-0.7.1-1.fc18 has jsmin removed. The damage is already done on the older branches, so I'm not going to "fix" it there.

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