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Petition to mozilla

Save Mozilla Firefox's Best Feature

Dear Mozilla, We are Firefox users. We love our browser and rely on it to do our best work. For us, this means having the freedom to customize and extend our browser using powerful Firefox Add-Ons like Tab Groups, Tree Style Tabs, Vimperator, Pentadactyl, and many others. While there may be technical advantages to the WebExtension architecture, we feel that technical decisions should never be made at the expense of Mozilla's user base. Sadly, recent decisions by Mozilla to remove Firefox's support for XUL-based Add-Ons in favor of WebExtension-based Add-Ons endanger our ability to continue to use Firefox.  Thus, we the undersigned request that Mozilla: Indefinitely postpone all plans to drop XUL Add-On support from Firefox, Open a dialogue with the Mozilla / Firefox community to ascertain what features Firefox users rely on that are currently only available via XUL Add-Ons but not possible under the WebExtension paradigm, and Work with the community to develop a path forward that allows Firefox to achieve its technology goals while preventing the loss of key functionality that millions of Firefox users depend on. We recognize Mozilla's need to keep Firefox and its underlying technology moving forward. However, we feel that the outright removal of support for XUL-based Add-Ons would have such a negative impact on our continued ability to use Firefox as our de facto web browser that we will be forced to investigate other alternatives. However, we are confident that neither we nor Mozilla desire such an outcome, and we thus make this request in good faith and with the hope that Mozilla will partner with us the undersigned to help keep Firefox the best, most user-respecting web browser there is.

Alex Smith
584 supporters
This petition won 11 months ago

Petition to Beijing Chaozhuo Technology Co., Ltd.

Open Phoenix OS kernel source - let us help improve hardware support!

Phoenix OS (made by Chaozhuo) is one of the only still maintained, full desktop UI Android operating systems available for PCs and ARM (mobile) devices for free. It has invaluable qualities - as shown in the introduction video from April "16: Full desktop UI with great freeform windows framework, taskbar, start menu and notification center (like Windows/Mac/Linux distros) Support for keyboard hotkeys used in popular OSes Full mouse support (right click, context menus) Beautiful design Potential to bring new life to lowend & old devicesAndroid's low requirements & great resource management result in a better overall performance compared to Windows -  specially on slower PCs. Provides the best device-device synchronization. Seamless switching between smartphone, tablet and PC having settings and apps in sync. Keyboard and mouse can be used in games that don't support themYou can map touch points in game with keyboard keys and play the game like on Windows. Without a doubt it's a great system that has been around since December 2015.Unfortunately, it's hardware support is still poor. Many of Phoenix OS users enjoy the OS, but they can't do it fully. Others can't do it at all. There are many examples. Here are just a few:  the graphics card isn't supported so system will not boot, WiFi or Bluetooth won't work, other peripherals refuse to cooperate, system freezes or reboots Most of these, if not all, can be leveraged by opening the kernel (core part of the system) source code. It will allow the community to contribute fixes and new drivers to the code. Reasons to fulfill our request: Legal & moral obligation - Chaozhuo violates GPLv2 licensePOS kernel is build on the Android-x86 kernel - licensed with GPLv2.One of the essential terms is that you must open source complete source.At Linux Github repo you can read the license fulltext and a great, clean summary. Better hardware support and troubleshootingGuarantees user satisfaction and project promotion. Open source = community driven = bigger interest in the product. Project development boostOpen source projects gain development momentum as more people join the project community. Global reach and diversityDevelopers from all around the world will contribute to your project. More transparency and therefore trust in your project. We can help you opensource it!We'll be more than happy to join your Github or other open source repository platform as maintainers, contributors or simple users with feedback. You can count on our advice and support!There are definitely more reasons, but the above should be more than enough. Let's convince Chaozhuo to finally open the kernel source first, then maybe we'll convince them to open the whole system! Phoenix OS Team and supporters,Join us on Phoenix OS Discord server to communicate faster and better: are already quite a lot of us :) If you support the petition please share it and/or upvote these links:Facebook: UPDATE:It worked! Phoenix OS is now on Github and kernel source is available. We're still gathering signatures, because we must first verify that the source is legit and not just a copy of Android-x86 with no custom Phoenix OS modifications. We'll let you know when we've verified.

Karol Putra
308 supporters