Why Open Source Addons?
Let's find out why.
Hi, I am Sameer, a web developer from Nepal.
Recently the famous "Stylish" extension was banned from all the popular browsers.
"Stylish" extension with 2M downloads banned for tracking every site visit .
This caused me to take all my current extension usage seriously.
I went and looked for the source code of all my installed extensions.
Surprisingly, I found out that most of the extensions do not give a link to a github or a source code file.
I still could go over and check the plugin's code itself since the extensions are all required to be open source, but this won't be possible for everyone. Moreover, it is a hassle to have to do it for every extension you would want to install.
So I decided I would only use the extensions that have their code available and rest of them I'd write them myself and make them open source on github for all to see.
This way extensions are safe, available for thorough dive into the code if one so desires.