Determine if Gitlab uses Free, Libre Javascript
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We should only use FOSS tools. Having our users go to non-free services or tools is a bug so we can't use Gitlab for issues until we determine it Respects Your Freedom.

Acceptance Criteria for closing this bug:

  • Determination as to whether Gitlab is free software.

Conclusion:
Gitlab is free software

More discussion on this topic upstream: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/51287
NB: This thread ^^ is about Gitlab Community Edition.

jeremiah.foster changed the task status from "Open" to "Incomplete".Dec 13 2018, 3:41 PM
d3vid added a subscriber: d3vid.Dec 13 2018, 6:13 PM

Note that FSF give GitLab a C-grade "Acceptable hosting for a GNU package", noting "All JavaScript code served to the client is free, but does not work with LibreJS enabled."

See https://www.gnu.org/software/repo-criteria-evaluation.html#GitLab

Thank you David. I'm going to take the C as a passing grade and close this tracker item concluding that Gitlab CE is sufficiently free for our purposes.

jeremiah.foster closed this task as "Resolved".

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