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    1. Mozilla can still block distribution of the extension, even when not distributed via ADO. It is not possible for us to provide Mozilla the unminified JavaScript source files for Google’s and Microsoft’s translation widgets. This is a risk because Mozilla can demand such.
    2. the developer of Waterfox, a Mozilla-based browser, has mentioned plans to open a separate add-on store and might be less rigid about the remote scripts (and other) thing(s).
    3. Mozilla does not permit extensions distributed through https://addons.mozilla.org/ to load external scripts. Mozilla does allow extensions to be externally distributed, but https://addons.mozilla.org/ is how most people discover extensions. The are still concerns: Google and Microsoft do not grant permission for others to distribute their "widget" scripts. Google's and Microsoft's "widget" scripts are minified. This prevents Mozilla's reviewers from being able to easily evaluate the code that is being distributed. Mozilla can reject an extension for this. Even if an extension author self-distributes, Mozilla can request the source code for the extension and halt its distribution for the same reason.

      Maybe not technically a catch-22/chicken-and-egg problem, but what is a better name for this logical/dependency problem?

    1. Müller, M., Derlet, P. M., Mudry, C., & Aeppli, G. (2020). Using random testing to manage a safe exit from the COVID-19 lockdown. ArXiv:2004.04614 [Cond-Mat, Physics:Physics, q-Bio]. http://arxiv.org/abs/2004.04614