Information about add-on stated incorrectly by authors on AMO


#1

Who is responsible that information about add-ons is stated correctly on AMO?

The AMO page for Disconnect https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/disconnect/ falsely states the software license as GNU GPL 3.0. It in fact also includes two proprietary third-party software products, as stated on the add-on’s github page (https://github.com/disconnectme/disconnect). Claiming that the add-on is licensed exclusively under GNU GPL 3.0 is highly deceptive, dishonest and inaccurate. I would like to report this so that it can be corrected, because I believe the authors have left this information out on purpose. However at amo-admins@mozilla.org they aren’t interested.


#2

I’ve now reported this issue to the authors, to amo-admins@mozilla.org and via the form on its AMO page. All with no effect, the mistake remains. Apparently any add-on developer can just claim anything they want about their add-on, there is no control. It’s good to be aware that addons.mozilla.org can’t be trusted and doesn’t really care to provide accurate information about add-ons.