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Submission + - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer ( 11

An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.

Comment Re:But why do we need the internet of things (Score 1) 163

True, all of the Internet of Things functionality could be replaced by machines having an open interface and open specifications, controlled by a central computer which may or may not be connected to the internet. But the great thing about doing it distributed is that now manufacturers can charge extra for each "smart" device. That's what's driving the Internet of Things.

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