It is sad.
Sourceforge used to be a pillar of the community. It seemed something more than what github is now. I'm not sure precisely what caused the demise, but I remember it going downhill since before github was really, really big.
Apparently they decided GIMP-Win was "abandoned". It was after a fashion---the distributor decided to stop using sourceforce and instead goes through the main GIMP site. Naturally the thing to do here is for sourceforge to take over the reigns and start putting the latest GIMP releases in it's place for the 6 or 7 remaining people who still use sourceforge. That in itself is not terrible, but it's the way they hijacked the installer which stinks.
But it's all OK since the account owner never knew^Wobjected.
Here's the delightful corporate weasel wording:
But it's not "obnoxious shitware" it's "easy to decline third party offers". Right.
Now Dice: grow a spine and let this article on the front page. You fucked up, everyone knows you fucked up now own it.