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[Bug-gnuzilla] A future of Free JavaScript needs your help

From: Loic Duros
Subject: [Bug-gnuzilla] A future of Free JavaScript needs your help
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 23:24:15 -0500
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I am working on an IceCat/Firefox addon which blocks nonfree nontrivial JavaScript and allows trivial/free JavaScript to address the issue described in the JavaScript trap: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/javascript-trap.html

This is well on its way to be finalized, at least for a first production version. However, the web is a very big place and it is hard to test every single page. We all browse different sites, often written in different languages, and it is critical to get as many testers as possible early on so that we can take into account all odd cases that might arise from a particular site, webpage, or character encoding. We are currently hunting for bugs while browsing the web using the add-on.

Would anybody here be interested in helping test LibreJS? The goal of the project is ultimately to free JavaScript on the web by encouraging as many website owners as possible to release their JavaScript as free! An exciting opportunity to change the web and make it a little more free!

In terms of testing, all you need to do is browse on your usual websites using LibreJS, and take a look at the source (Ctrl-u) to see if the JavaScript is properly removed (it should show <!-- LibreJS script removed --> instead of the regular <script>[...]</script> in various places. If you find JavaScript that should but isn't removed, to simply report it.

This would help a lot!

If you want to join the effort, please first subscribe to the LibreJS mailing list:

You can download LibreJS ready to install at the following address:

The sources and GIT repo are available at the following URLs:

Thanks for your attention and your help!

Loic Duros

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