Submitting addon source code


I comprehend that submitting source code is a prerequisite for publishing add-ons to Firefox. Could you please clarify the rationale behind this requirement, and is there a viable alternative?

Our company has invested significantly in developing the add-on, and we are hesitant to submit it for review without exploring potential alternatives.


The source code should be available only to reviewers for the purpose of the manual review (you need to provide it if your addon code is minified).

And code obfuscation is forbidden, but that’s true for all stores.
More info here:

And also here:

I don’t think there is any other way…