WebExtensions are making some people happy, some people angry, many people ask questions.
Some of the answers can be found here, more to come as add-on developers keep discussing this hot topic.
My favourite one: No, your add-ons' ability and your own creativity won't be limited by the new API.

Updated on 28th August 2015

Many of you have read a certain announcement about the future of Firefox's add-ons and are worried about some extensions, including NoScript, being deeply rooted into those Mozilla's core technologies, such as XPCOM and XUL, which are going to be deprecated.

Developers and users are also concerned about add-ons being prevented from exploring radically new concepts which would require those "super powers" apparently taken away by the WebExtensions API.

I'd like to reassure them: Mozilla is investing a lot of resources to ensure that complex and innovative extensions can prosper also in the new Web-centric ecosystem. In fact, as mentioned by Bill McCloskey, at this moment I'm working within Mozilla's Electrolysis team and with other add-on authors, involved in the design of mechanisms and processes helping developers experiment in directions not supported yet by the "official" the WebExtensions API, which is going to be augmented and shaped around their needs and with their contributions.

I've just published a proposal, tentatively called native.js, to "embrace & extend" the WebExtensions API: all the interested parties are invited to discuss it on discourse.mozilla-community.org.

28th August 2015 Update

native.js has been linked in the Web Extensions FAQ and now there's a Bugzilla entry about implementing a native.js prototype (please keep the discussion on Discourse rather than on Bugzilla, though!!!).

It just occurred to me that Google did not know about tweets at the time I wrote this one:

So you want to donate in #bitcoin to help NoScript's development? Now you can, bitcoin:1Kupnx5isBdAJ5ki2BEVF6sBuYmkYigWPU

Since I routinely receive inquiries from potential bitcoin donors, I hope this post to be easier to find.

Pope Punch

Dear pope Francis,

Thank you for for this chance to punch your face (both cheeks, the way you christians enjoy best) because your organization routinely defames and insults His Majesty Satan.

Your friendly neighbourhood satanist

P.S.: a very good article about this from The Guardian.

P.P.S.: Yes, I think free thinking, free speech and censorship are very relevant to the Open Web.

I'm glad to announce noscript.net, flashgot.net and hackademix.net have been finally switched to full, permanent TLS with HSTS

Please do expect a smörgåsbord of bugs and bunny funny stuff :)

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