[Project_owners] AMO vs. mozdev was: Awaiting extension upgrade approval
Michael Vincent van Rantwijk, MultiZilla
mv_van_rantwijk at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 8 21:30:52 PDT 2008
Myk Melez wrote:
> Godmar Back wrote:
>> Related to the AMO approval thread:
>> Could somebody summarize what the advantages of hosting on AMO are as
>> compared to hosting at mozdev?
> Besides the advantages John listed, AMO focuses on distribution to the
> hundreds of millions of Mozilla users, while Mozdev focuses on tools for
> project owners, so they have very different target audiences.
> I see them as complementary. Mozdev is the place to host your project,
> while AMO is the place to distribute it. So I recommend "hosting" on both.
> And despite all the bitter vitriol by inveterate MoFo/MoCo-haters,
Ridiculous! Our criticism has *nothing* to do with hate, but everything
with the limitation we run (ran) into.
> has made a significant positive impact in the web experience for Mozilla
> users and has been a good thing for Mozdev as well, since its ease of
> use and attention to security expands the pool of users willing to try
> the extensions developed here.
Totally irrelevant for developers here.
> Nevertheless, it's true that the AMO review process is broken.
So we're all on one line here. Cool.
> been getting better, though. For example, extensions no longer need
> review to be visible on the site (users just need to log in to install
MoFo should not try to act as foster parent, but embrace all project
owners equally, just like they did in the past. An open mind, a bit of
vision so that we can do the things we like, without getting payed a
cent, just the way we want. Not the other way round.
> So rather than giving up on it, the better thing to do would be to
> continue to press our concerns with the AMO dev team. That'll do much
> more to get our extensions distributed to our users than simply giving
> up on AMO and distributing from Mozdev (no matter how much effort we
> expend, at significant opportunity cost, to improve Mozdev distribution).
I rather see a fully independent entity taking control of all this. If
that's not mozdev.org it'll have to be someone else.
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