On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:53 AM, Randy Barlow <bowlofeggs@fedoraproject.org> wrote:
On 11/16/2017 11:50 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> (I don't understand why we package Firefox addons at all, it seems like
> a silly idea. But oh well.)

I personally like the idea of packaging addons, for the same reasons I
like getting Firefox from Fedora rather than directly from Mozilla. Some
example benefits are that it ensures the license is free (I don't know
whether Mozilla enforces licenses to be free or not, but I assume they
do not), and that the plugin came from known sources.

You are correct that not all the addons have free licenses... Lastpass quickly comes to mind.
Regarding known sources, mozilla does vet all the addons - so if you are getting
them from mozilla.org they are from a known source.

If someone wants to package an addon, no problem -  but they should keep it up-to-date.

One issue that I think is problematic is test cases for addons within bodhi for firefox itself.
You should not hold the release of the browser hostage because addon xyz isn't functioning
correctly.  addons aren't core browser functionality.