Reply @Privacy Watchdog Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Pal... Don't be unfair. This is not the "Dark Side of Open Source". This is exactly the opposite, the Bright Side of Open Source. The dark side is when someone forks, just replaces the name of the addon and puts his name as main developer while he asks for personal donations... This guy here did nothing like that. He left Wladimir's name, he left the donation links that lead to Wladimir's site etc. In my opinion, the original ABP has been "sold out..." You know what I mean. It's the end and from now on, only bloat and not welcomed changes will be coming. That's when the bright side of open source is taking place -to freeze the clean code and make the necessary small tweaks. The power of choice -Open Source.
Also, I still cannot understand something... You install a specific addon to do a specific job ( blocking ads in this case ), but the default settings just make sure that ads will be shown! It's just insane in my humble opinion. You think this change the guy did is small and unnecessary... but you're totally wrong. The vast majority always keep the default settings. So, this change is more than huge. The addon got 170k downloads in a few days. Do you think so many people cannot judge by themselves? If this was something unethical, people can see and act accordingly, be sure about.
And by the way, guess why Wladimir changed the license a few days ago... Check what's going on with latest versions of μTorrent, and you'll understand what is going to happen on original Ad Block Plus.