Google Says the Hell With Open Source, this is OUR Extension!

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A while ago we mentioned how Google thought people who viewed Google FireFox toolbar source code were scammers. Google, continuing to support open sourced software, recently launched a Firefox Blogger comments extension and made against the TOS to modify the code.

What is up with making it against the TOS to modify code for extensions to open source projects? Lame.

The blogger comments idea is cool, and I would love to see a similar product that gave me comments, tags, and other data from a variety of sources.

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continued disregard for ip practices

didn't they say somewhere that they like, use and support open source software.

so now you have:

Except as expressly authorized by Google, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Software, in whole or in part.

ok, so it's a derivative work under the Mozilla License instead of GPL. but, it seems to be not in the spirit of open source here.

makes me think of forks, as in forked tongue, not forked software.

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