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It’s certainly not correct to claim minified JavaScript is source code. The GPL (both version 2 and 3) defines ‘source code’ as the preferred form of the work for making modifications to it. It doesn’t matter if the program is a binary executed by the CPU or text interpreted by a JavaScript runtime; what matters is that the structure of the program be ...


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Argument #2 has credibility, depending on many factors. The other two arguments you present in your question are not correct. Dealing with arguments #1 and #3 first: In the poster's own words, the GPL requires only the release of the source code if you receive the software and indeed you have received it! If a minified form of GPL-licensed code resides on ...


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