Created: 2012-08-20 23:19
Updated: 2014-04-27 07:49
License: gpl-3.0

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What is Awesome New Tab Page?

Awesome New Tab Page is my attempt at making a more awesome new tab page for Google Chrome.

How is it more awesome?

It's more like a home screen on an Android phone or a Windows 8 start menu. By that I mean that instead of just icons and bookmarks, you can have some very dynamic widgets that are always ready to show something useful. From the weather to the news, your awesome new tab page is what you make it. Customize and expand it as you choose. Awesome, like you.

I have an idea, who do I tell?

Well, I'd appreciate it if you posted it here:

However, you can also contact me directly through Google+:

How are widgets made?

See the wiki.

Widgets are packaged within Chrome extensions (either exclusively or bundled in a pre-existing extension) and, when installed, are added to the widgets window for users to add to their new tab page.

If you have any questions, please ask them here:

What license is this extension released under?

GNU General Public License version 3

Further Restrictions:

To make use of or modify the below code in any way:

  • You agree to leave this copyright and license notice intact without modification; and
  • You agree to mark your modified versions as modified from the original version; and
  • You agree not to misrepresent the origin of this material or your relationship with the authors of this project or the project itself.

Who can contribute?

Everyone who is willing to agree to allow me to publish submitted code under the GPL v3 or future licenses. This ensures both of us (and anyone else) can use it so long as it always remains under the same license.

Translating / Internationalization

Want to help ensure Awesome New Tab Page works great in your native language? Head over here to help translate:

Do widgets need to be licensed under GPL v3+?

I'm not a lawyer (and of course can not provide legal advice, so take this with a grain of salt), but I do not believe widgets need to be as they are separate "programs" (packaged and installed separately). However, I do recommend that all widgets be GPL v3+ licensed. However, in simplest terms: no.

This is, of course, unless you include something GPL licensed in your code (jQuery here being excluded, as it is dual licensed MIT and GPL).

For more information, please see the GPL FAQ.

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