[theme-reviewers] Minified CSS

Austin Matzko austin at pressedcode.com
Fri Feb 18 13:52:12 UTC 2011

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 7:40 AM, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> 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.

The GPL doesn't say "human-readable"; it says the "preferred form of
the work for making modifications to it."  Not many people prefer to
modify CSS missing the linebreaks; at least we know Syahir doesn't,
because he implies that minified CSS is not even readable by humans.

> (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


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