Add-ons Blog

Posts from May, 2009

AMO is open source

People are often surprised to learn that the software powering addons.mozilla.org is completely open source and available for anyone to use and hack on. For example, Sugar Labs powers its Activities site with our code and even contributes improvements and fixes back to us. But we’d really like more people to be involved. We know… Continue reading

Categories: general

No Surprises

Surprises can be appropriate in many situations, but they are not welcome when user security, privacy, and control are at stake. Mozilla is committed to guarding these principles, and we feel that a policy should be adopted that explicitly details our stance on these issues in regard to add-on modifications. The text of our proposal… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, policy

New Category Pages and More

New Category Pages Today we launched our category page redesign, which we plan on being the first of many meaningful improvements to AMO this quarter.  The goals of the new page are to better showcase both recommended add-ons and regular add-ons, and make it easier to discover a wide variety of add-ons with a minimum… Continue reading

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Categories: end users, releases

New Developer Agreement

Up until now, we’ve had a fairly basic developer agreement that hasn’t changed with the needs of our developers and our service. Today, we’re launching a new agreement that clarifies and protects our developers’ rights and ensures that we can continue to promote add-ons via multiple ways and channels as our service expands. That’s why… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, policy