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+ - SourceForge hijacks Win-Gimp, wraps installer in adware-> 1

Submitted by slashdice
slashdice writes: Ars Technica (and, well, everybody other than slashdot) is reporting on the reprehensible behavior by SourceForge, Slashdot sister sister site. "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."
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+ - SourceForge assumes ownership of GIMP For Win, wraps installer in adware->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: It appears that SourceForge is assuming control of all projects that appear "abandoned." In a blog update on their site, they responded saying in part "There has recently been some report that the GIMP-Win project on SourceForge has been hijacked; this project was actually abandoned over 18 months ago, and SourceForge has stepped-in to keep this project current. "

SourceForge is now offering "to establish a program to enable users and developers to help us remove misleading and confusing ads."

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Comment: Re:Old hardware (Score 1) 210

by Liinux (#36994920) Attached to: <em>Doom 3</em> Source Code To Be Released This Year

Mod parent up!

The Steam DRM is very unintrusive. The ability to gather all my games in one place for easy redownloading far outweighs the lack of ability to resell your games second hand.

As the parent says, you can even install the games on multiple machines - for example if you are visiting a friend and wants to access your game library - you just cannot play on more than one machine simultaneously.

Also, they have great sales :) I have a backlog of about 60 unplayed games or so...

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