Nice. Makers of Firefox addons are now allowed (officially) to ask for donations. I have a hunch this is all part of the increasing need for major developers to collect a happy band of roving talent around their offerings, as a relatively free market for small ‘widget’ style apps hots up.

On the Mozilla site, the feature will come along with a “Meet the Developer” page.

No doubt someone will now make a ‘Contributions Tally’ addon for Firefox, totting up the amount of hours you’ve spent actively using certain addons, and suggesting you might want to donate to the developers of your most-used addons.