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Flag FatPlug code in the validator and make it clear it's not allowed


Status Graveyard
7 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: Johannes Buchner, Assigned: jorgev)




(Whiteboard: [ReviewTeam], URL)


(1 attachment)



7 years ago
I received a unsolicited email from the author of, inviting me to include the "ad swapping" into an add-on of mine.

I assume that many other addon writers received such an email, and some will follow the money. As such, addon reviewers, expect to see the include lines of fatplug, and think about whether such activity is allowed (The relevant question is: Does the end-user want it?). 

I would welcome a discussion/position/policy.

Comment 1

7 years ago
"Really enjoy this addon, but noticed the license agreement in the new v0.6 states the addon will replace adverts displayed in other webpages - does anyone have any more detail of what this means? Is the addon tracking my browsing?

Rated 4 out of 5 stars by oktup on March 27, 2010 "

As long as the license agreement mentions it, it is ok?

Comment 2

7 years ago
We're looking into this. In the mean time, all add-on versions implementing this feature will remain in the sandbox.
Assignee: nobody → jorge


7 years ago
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → 5.9

Comment 3

7 years ago
Adding amo-editors flag. Sorry for the spam.
Whiteboard: [required amo-editors]

Comment 4

7 years ago
@jorge this is Josh Carr from I just sent you an email with more detail but we would love to be included in this discussion.

Please let me know if you have any questions and what your concerns are. I apologize for the spam we had a team member who got excited and was trying to be helpful. About 50 messages went out before we realized it and had her stop.

Comment 5

7 years ago
We have reached a decision and FatPlug will not be allowed. All add-ons or
add-on versions including FatPlug will be disabled.
Summary: fatplug "ad swapping" coming to addon → Flag FatPlug code in the validator and make it clear it's not allowed

Comment 6

7 years ago
Changes in the policy page will be included in bug 547306.

Comment 7

7 years ago
Created attachment 437177 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch V1. Added check for fatplug_bootstrap function

Trivial patch.
Attachment #437177 - Flags: review?(clouserw)
Attachment #437177 - Flags: review?(clouserw) → review+

Comment 8

7 years ago
Fixed, r65370.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 9

5 years ago
Reclassifying editor bugs and changing to a new whiteboard flag. Spam, spam, spam, spam...
Whiteboard: [required amo-editors] → [ReviewTeam]
Product: → Graveyard
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