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Re: Free Addons

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: Free Addons
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 23:48:39 +0100
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Sam Geeraerts <address@hidden> writes:

> Leo Rockway wrote:
>> On Wednesday 01 December 2010 15:55:35 Sam Geeraerts wrote:
>>> Not so for Colorzilla. I wonder how reliable that information is. I
>>> hope it's not extracted from the xpi by some automatic process.
>> I really don't know how this works, but I was surprised to see
>> it. It would be very wrong if the information provided turned out
>> not to be true and people download an addon thinking it's free when
>> it's not.
> Actually, I've been seeing it for quite a while now. I just remembered
> that something about that has been discussed on this list before, and
> indeed, I found my own (overly optimistic) email [1]. I can no longer
> find anything about a review process.
> [1] http://www.mail-archive.com/address@hidden/msg00366.html

The problem happens when the license for an addon is modified.  We could
link to the specific version of an addon, but we can miss new versions
in this way.  I think we need to check periodically the addons license
and don't assume it will never change.


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