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- May 2020
This is it. I'm done with Page Translator, but you don't have to be. Fork the repo. Distribute the code yourself. This is now a cat-and-mouse game with Mozilla. Users will have to jump from one extension to another until language translation is a standard feature or the extension policy changes.
I will need to find a workaround for one of my private extensions that controls devices in my home network, and its source code cannot be uploaded to Mozilla because of my and my family's privacy.
The other pressing issue is that users have lost the right to run private extensions in the release version of Firefox, without needing to hand over their source code to Mozilla.
- unfortunate policies/laws
- signing apps/extensions
- don't take away individuals' power
- awkward workarounds
- security policy
- self-distributed app/extension
- unintended consequence
- arbitrary limitations leading to less-than-ideal workarounds
- trying to prevent one bad thing leading to people doing/choosing an even worse option
- software freedom
- cat and mouse game
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