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Addon licenses, plugin links, about:gnuzilla, and a bug

From: Nick
Subject: Addon licenses, plugin links, about:gnuzilla, and a bug
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 18:00:21 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-09)


I have a few things to mention.

First, addons.mozilla.org do now have a (optional) license field for 
addons. As far as I can tell you can't yet use it as a search 
filter, and I don't know how the addon finder service works, 
but it looks like they did listen after all. See the addon 
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11249 for an example 
of the field in action.

Second, about:plugins has links to https://pfs.mozilla.org/plugins/ 
and http:// plugindoc.mozdev.org/. The latter I wouldn't say 
encourages use of non-free software, but does list plenty 
and give instructions on its installation. The former
is just a list of lots of nasty proprietary addons (plus java). 
Would I be right in thinking that such links are considered bugs in 

Next, the about:mozilla page is great. It would be nice if someone 
felt inspired to write an about:gnuzilla page. It should be pretty 
fun, along the lines of the beast breaking from his cage and 
leading his followers to freedom. A reference to the directly 
mozilla derived nature of the software would be important too. And 
of course it should be wrapped in a nice amount of cryptic 
biblical-style language.

Finally, a bug. I don't know if this exists in mozilla firefox also, 
and it's possible that it's just my gentoo installation. 
Regardless, when I go to about: about, I get an error message, 
proclaiming "IceCat can't find the file at jar: 
The correct address appears to be 

Many thanks for your work.


Nick White

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