Abrowser recommending propritatary addon

Project:Trisquel
Version:8.0
Component:License problems
Category:bug report
Priority:minor
Assigned:Unassigned
Status:active
Description

GFSD 1-Click YouTube Video Download is proprietary software

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 21:43

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1-click-youtube-video-downl/

MPLv2 is a free license, so the addon itself is not proprietary. However, since YouTube videos are a blank white screen if JavaScript is disabled, the addon is not useful without YouTube's proprietary JavaScript. Is that what you mean?

If so, I agree. The addon might guide people toward youtube.com. It would be better to stick to recommending software that can access YouTube videos without visiting youtube.com (youtube-dl, mpv, vlc, youtube-viewer).

Sun, 08/19/2018 - 14:29

actually this is an error on my part but i agree with you i do recommend using freetube https://github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTube/