[theme-reviewers] Minified CSS

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Fri Feb 18 13:40:08 UTC 2011

Um, it's CSS. The "minified" version of the file is named "style.css". It is
(human-readable) text.

When he says "minify", he is talking only about collapsing whitespace (tabs,
newlines, etc.), not any actual data compression.

(And even if it weren't human-readable, as long as whomever were
distributing the "blob" provided the source code upon request, then the
distribution would fully comply with the terms of the GPL - though, let's
leave GPL debates for WPTavern forums and the wp-hackers mail-list. :) )


On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 7:35 AM, Austin Matzko <austin at pressedcode.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 7:18 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>
> wrote:
> > Personally, at this time, if you're going to eliminate whitespace (i.e.
> > "minify"), then I wouldn't even bother adding a redundant CSS file.
> Then you wouldn't be able to distribute the CSS under the GPL, because
> the "source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for
> making modifications to it." (GPL 2)
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