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Old 09. Jun 2015, 07:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
johnvk
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Default not dead projects, but live projects who moved

from http://www.infoworld.com/article/293...-too-soon.html

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In fact, SourceForge has been doing this [bundling adware/malware] to downloads of stalwarts Apache, Audacity, LibreOffice, GIMP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, VLC Media Player, Thunderbird, VirtualBox, WordPress, and many, many others.
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To do this, SourceForge has essentially taken over the management accounts of these projects -- which have mostly left SourceForge due to the fact that it hasn’t kept up in terms of features and resources -- and altered them to bundle these “offers” with their installers. SourceForge is mirroring the releases so that they appear to be current, when they’re actually dormant on SourceForge’s site.
I mean, that's precisely malware behavior. Tricking people into downloading/buying your product that has value to a very small number of people. Like 0.01%.

So sad. So is GitHub the new sourceforge (for the moment, anyway :P )
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