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I don't like GreaseMonkey's data collection policy. Short of forking it myself, what are the options for a non-invasive Firefox extension to implement user scripting?

Requirements:

  • Source code available
  • Gratis
  • No data collection from my computers whatsoever

Optional:

  • Compatibility with existing GreaseMonkey user scripts
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    Scratch that. I have forked and fixed the scripts: github.com/Hunter-Github/greasemonkey It works for me, can probably close this question. Feb 23, 2015 at 11:14
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    ...or perhaps post a self answer later... Feb 23, 2015 at 11:28
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    On SE sites, it's perfectly fine to answer your own question :) Just a pity it won't be long until we no longer can use extensions without Mozilla's own blessings (signing)...
    – Izzy
    Feb 23, 2015 at 14:00
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    Have you looked at Scriptish? It's a fork of Greasemonkey as well. Not sure what data is collected there (I wasn't even aware that Greasemonkey collects something).
    – Izzy
    Feb 23, 2015 at 14:02
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    Does Greasemonkey still collect data even if you've unchecked 'submit anonymous usage statistics' in its options? Mar 26, 2015 at 14:44

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I was in a hurry and couldn't bear waiting, so I took the logical step and forked the 'Monkey: https://github.com/Hunter-Github/greasemonkey.

Pros:

  • fits my own requirements

Cons:

  • took about half an hour, so wasn't exactly gratis
  • I didn't put the .xpi package online, thus not accessible on Windows
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  • "I didn't put the .xpi package online, thus not accessible on Windows" - out of curiosity, why? Mar 4, 2015 at 12:52
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    @Mawg - it isn't easy for a layman to verify that the .xpi file corresponds to the source before installation. I may not be trustworthy: ) Mar 4, 2015 at 13:57

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