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SourceForge, "wrong" downloads and ... the future?

From: David Balažic <david.balazic_at_comtrade.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:59:33 +0200


Regarding the recurring threads about "Wrong" download links for TSVN, it seems the issue reached critical mass in recent days.

But first a notice: this is semi off topic for this list, I suggest all debate goes on somewhere else (see below).

"Various projects started moving away [from SourceForge].
Among the reasons - context ads on SourceForge download pages, fine-tuned by scammers to pose as download buttons and trick users into downloading the wrong installer, typically containing adware. "
--quote from: http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/anatomy-of-sourceforge-gimp-controversy

I found the "story" on this link:

It has links to some other cases (notepad++ ,GIMP, VLC, Nmap...).

Most of the articles have a commenting feature, so if no "common" place covering the story exists, I suggest commenting on those web pages (instead of this list).
David Balažic


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