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Re: Making State of New Hampshire websites LibreJS-compatible

From: Eric Gallager
Subject: Re: Making State of New Hampshire websites LibreJS-compatible
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2022 12:42:26 -0500

Hi, unfortunately the committee my bill went before voted it
"Inexpedient To Legislate" (i.e. killed it) on the grounds that it was
trying to do too much and ought to be split up into smaller bills. The
next chance to re-file bills won't be until the fall, so it looks like
I'm going to have to postpone this effort until then. In the meantime
I am going to try to get myself appointed to the state's Information
Technology Council so I can push for these changes through other means
besides legislation.
Eric Gallager

On Thu, Feb 3, 2022 at 1:51 PM Ian Kelling <> wrote:
> Yuchen Pei <> writes:
> > On Wed, Jan 12 2022, Eric Gallager wrote:
> >
> >> Hi, I am a state-level legislator in New Hampshire and have a bill
> >> (HB1273, which I call the "SOFTWARE Act") that, among other things,
> >> would require LibreJS compatibility with state websites. It might not
> >> say "LibreJS" specifically in the bill, but that's the basic goal of
> >> the section on proprietary javascript. The bill has been mentioned on
> >> libreplanet-discuss recently:
> >>
> >> (I'm not subscribed to that list, though, so that's why I'm not
> >> replying there)
> >> I am wondering what sort of assistance that LibreJS developers and
> >> users could provide to our state Department of Information Technology
> >> to help this happen? Note that there is some Nitter discussion of the
> >> LibreJS provision here:
> >>
> >
> > Thanks for the bill.  I like the idea of ensuring government services to
> > be usable without nonfree JS.  It seems to me the biggest challenge from
> > LibreJS is to get more adoption and compliance.  There has been a design
> > proposal to get LibreJS better at recognising free javascript.  I'll
> > need to read it again and work on it or share the ideas at this list or
> > bug-librejs.
> >
> >> Thanks,
> >> Eric Gallager
> >>
> >
> >
> > Best,
> > Yuchen
> Along with what Yuchen said, I think the FSF and LibreJS volunteers
> would be interested in helping with any specific problems that come up,
> within our resources.
> --
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