SourceForge grabs GIMP for Windows’ account, wraps installer in bundle-pushing adware

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  1. Dermot7

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    http://arstechnica.com/information-...unt-wraps-installer-in-bundle-pushing-adware/

    http://www.gimp.org/
     
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    This is a pretty sad and unfortunate turn of events, but at the same time is not entirely surprising. Sourceforge has been going in this direction for several years now.
     
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    Follow up from GIMP devs: http://www.gimp.org/

     
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    Strong words of condemnation here:
    and kudos to GIMP for standing their ground :thumb: and following up. It has also certainly (rightly) stirred up a hornet's nest of angry devs and others on the SourceForge blog post.
     
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    I will stay away from Sourceforge now, thanks for the tip.
     
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    I've always got GIMP (for Windows) from their official site. I hope SourceForge don't turn to the darkside lol.
     
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    Ars Technica follow up:

    SourceForge locked in projects of fleeing users, cashed in on malvertising
    http://arstechnica.com/information-...s-of-fleeing-users-cashed-in-on-malvertising/

     
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    Yeah, but it kinda feels like they are halfway there already :(
     
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    Yeah, it's not good.
     
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    Black “mirror”: SourceForge has now seized Nmap audit tool project | Ars Technica
     
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    Ugh :mad:

    First off, the explaination or whatever begins with Having heard from so many of you — developers, end-users, and friends — we’re taking a moment to speak about our values, practices and business model followed by "Comments are closed " although this ---> You are very welcome to join the conversation at the Source Forge Community Voice on SourceForge but no SF response to the few posters yet.
     
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    Notepad++ leaves SourceForge
    https://notepad-plus-plus.org/news/notepad-plus-plus-leaves-sf.html

     
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    Realised I had to be careful of SF quite some time ago, but I'm still surprised by their rapid descent.
     
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    I noticed today that uBlock Origin is now blocking SourceForge via an entry on the 'uBlock filters' list. Good, I say!

    Code:
    # http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/anatomy-of-sourceforge-gimp-controversy
    # https://blog.l0cal.com/2015/06/02/what-happened-to-sourceforge/
    # Using `other` will cause the whole site to be blocked through strict blocking,
    # yet the site will render properly if a user still decide to go ahead.
    ||sourceforge.net^$other
    http://i.imgur.com/lmeXLPt.png
     
  22. WildByDesign

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    Agreed! I'm glad to see the open source community coming together like this.
     
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    http://sourceforge.net/blog/project...our-community-panel-existing-mirrors-removed/
     
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    will be nice when bandwidth gets so cheap that all developers can have the downloads on their own sites.
     
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    Yes, and now also softonic.net.
     
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