[Project_owners] Is this a remote web-bug in a Thunderbird extension hosted on mozdev?

Adam Judson adamsplugins at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 06:57:30 PST 2007


This wouldn't be the first time an extension has gathered usage stats.

I'm looking at you Venkman....


http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/venkman/launch-counter/next-sequence.cgi?local=98&version=0.9.87

A

On 17/01/07, Philip Chee <philip.chee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:11:40 +0100, Brian King wrote:
> > On 16/01/2007 16:12 (CET), eric.jung at ... wrote:
>
> >> Before you jump to conclusions, it might be useful to ask the author his
> >> intentions. After recent complaints about the download size of
> >> FoxyProxy, I considered hosting some of ites images remotely but decided
> >> against it in the interest of privacy. Perhaps this author had similar
> >> thoughts. Also, has this code been packaged into a release or just
> >> uploaded to CVS? If the latter, these may not be the author's permanent
> >> plans.
>
> I found it in the XPI so I went to the CVS for a convenient link.
>
> > True, and AFAIK Firefox Help pulls images remotely to a) reduce download
> > size, and b) accommodate locales.
>
> So how large is this nav_arrow_right.gif thingy anyway.
>
> > The main criteria should be that the images are used with consent, and
> > are licensed under a relevant OSS license.
>
> So could a mozdev admin make some discreet inquiries then?
>
> Phil
>
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