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GIMP Leaves SourceForge


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#1 Stolen

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:42 PM

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"SourceForge, once a useful and trustworthy place to develop and host FLOSS applications, has faced a problem with the ads they allow on their sites - the green "Download here" buttons that appear on many, many adds leading to all kinds of unwanted utilities have been spotted there as well.
 
The tipping point was the introduction of their own SourceForge Installer software, which bundles third-party offers with Free Software packages. We do not want to support this kind of behavior, and have thus decided to abandon SourceForge.
 
From now on, Jernej Simončič, who provides the installer packages, uploads them to our FTP directly, and from there they will be distributed automatically to our mirrors..."
 
Please see gimp.org for full details and the best place to download GIMP (which I personally use and recommend)
 
Note: OMG the horrid green button and awful unwanted things is what actually led me to BC last July after pressing it to try and DL Gimp in the first place!!! Thank you Horrid Green Button!! *hehe 

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:09 PM

I hard about this, SourceForge was bought by another company that willfully distributes malware and other unwanteds, GIMP did not want a part of it so they left. they host it on their own site now last I knew. All those fake download buttons, thankfully I stopped getting those after getting Chrome and Adplot+{beta}. But sometimes stuff snuck through even then that MSE and MBAM got.

 

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:10 AM

I have found some open candy ads in programs available on sourceforge. This is very much unacceptable for open source programs.






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