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TACO Extension for Firefox Forked After Proprietary Update

June 18th, 2010 06:31 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

rtfa-troll writes Beef TACO is a Firefox extension which allows a mass opt-out from tracking and targeted advertising by many ad networks. The Register reports that the original system, TACO, has become proprietary, and has added new ‘features’ best described as bloatware. I guess this should serve as a warning for users to always prefer software under a copyleft license where possible. If Google had chosen a license with better protection, such as the GPL, when they released their own opt-out tool, this problem would have been much less likely. This also shows why forks are so important when software development begins to get messy.”

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