Re: ping Walt, bug about add-on verification override
- Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 12:42:21 -0600
- From: »Q« <boxcars@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: ping Walt, bug about add-on verification override
Caver1 <caver1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 02/09/2017 11:27 AM, »Q« wrote:
> > In <news:j9mdnTUBy4erDwHFnZ2dnUU7-I_NnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
> > Caver1 <caver1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> On 02/08/2017 07:52 PM, WaltS48 wrote:
> >>> On 02/08/2017 07:41 PM, Caver1 wrote:
> >>>> In the Eyes of the beholder. It's up to the user. I have been
> >>>> using said extensions for years with no security problems. If I
> >>>> want/need to use them then I have the choice to do so which harms
> >>>> no one.
> >>> Bullshit.
> >> Also Firefox is open source.
> >> An open-source software license is a statement that anyone
> >> is free to use your source code in whatever way they want.
> >> Open source rights:
> >> A user can create and distribute copies of the source code;
> >> A user can obtain a program’s source code;
> >> A user can modify the source code.
> >> Mozilla open-source licenses;
> >> Firefox, Thunderbird triple-licensed MPL/LGPL/GPL
> >> As such your bullshit is bullshit. If I want to add to FF's
> >> configuration I can and Mozilla has no right to stop me.
> > That's a red herring. Of course you can do a lot of things with the
> > source code, but the bugs are about how the binaries distributed by
> > Mozilla behave.
> And why is this a red herring? It just points out a fact.
Red herrings are often facts. You read the answer to your question
right before you typed your question.
> Neither you nor Walt have shown how this is a bug.
Hopefully you've read this before:
I won't try to summarize -- I think to get a grip on the problem and
what they might do about it, you gotta read it through and chase the
links to other bugs, especially paying attention to Kaply's
Why is that a bug?
See, before you even asked your question the first time, I told you I
wasn't going to provide a summary and gave advice on what you could do
to understand the issues and what they might do about it. Demanding
that Walt or I or anyone else explain things to you seems unlikely to
> If I can mess with the source code I can also add files.
Sure, you can put files all over your hard drives if you want; it's
your computer. How the binaries Mozilla ships react to those files,
however, isn't up to you and never has been.
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