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GNU LibreJS

GNU LibreJS aims to address the JavaScript problem described in Richard Stallman's article The JavaScript Trap. LibreJS is a free add-on for GNU IceCat and other Mozilla-based browsers. It blocks nonfree nontrivial JavaScript while allowing JavaScript that is free and/or trivial.

Downloads

Installer

It will add LibreJS to GNU IceCat or any Mozilla browser. You just need to give it the permissions it requires.

Latest installer

LibreJS is also available at the Mozilla Add-ons site. Due to Mozilla's review process, the version of LibreJS available at the Add-ons site is often outdated. This isn't in our control.

As with all Mozilla add-ons, disabling or removing LibreJS can be done without restarting the browser, via the Tools/Add-ons menu. This is even simpler in IceCat: the front page has a switch to enable and disable LibreJS.

Source files

They can be found on the main GNU download server (HTTPSHTTPFTP), and its mirrors. The automatic mirror selector will choose one for you.

Latest source

Releasing Your JavaScript as Free Software

If you administer a website, please read instructions on how to set your JavaScript free so that it respects your users' freedom. This is also documented in this section of the LibreJS manual.

Documentation

Documentation for LibreJS is available online, as is documentation for most GNU software.

Mailing Lists

LibreJS has the following mailing lists:

  • bug-librejs for discussing most aspects of LibreJS, including development and enhancement requests, as well as bug reports;
  • help-librejs for general user help and discussion.

Announcements about LibreJS and most other GNU software are made on info-gnu (archive).

Security reports that should not be made immediately public can be sent directly to the maintainer. If there is no response to an urgent issue, you can escalate to the general security mailing list for advice.

Getting Involved

Development of LibreJS, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing list (see above).

Test releases
Trying the latest test release (when available) is always appreciated. Test releases of LibreJS can be found on the GNU “alpha” server (HTTPSHTTPFTP).
Development
For development sources, issue trackers, and other information, please see the LibreJS project page at savannah.gnu.org.

LibreJS development happens in its Git repository. You can clone that repo with the command:

 git clone git://git.sv.gnu.org/librejs.git 
Maintainers
LibreJS is currently being maintained by Nathan Nichols, Ruben Rodriguez and Nik Nyby. Please use the mailing lists for contact.
Thanks
Special thanks go to GNU Chief Webmaster Jason Self for his feedback, testing, and support.

Licensing

LibreJS is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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