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Comment: let us see what the post NEXT? (Score 1) 343

by rewindustry (#49815723) Attached to: SourceForge and GIMP [Updated]

i have to admit i know nothing of the people behind ./ and have really only been reading for the news and the chance to yell back at the boxen, occasionally.

this has drawn me in, i expect i will regret that it did.

hello sk, i think i'm sorry i yelled at you below, but i also expect you've been prepared to duck since you hit submit.

i learned today that firehose is where the news is, and am now in search of an rss for this, as opposed to the one that shows up bonostyle in my feed reader.

i think i learned also that (a) this is not too common an occurance around here and (b) there exist a way for people to complain about, when it happens.

i think that's ok so far.

all that remains is to see what slashdot have to say when they report on themselves, as they say they will.

in the meantime - thanks for all the fish and that?

Comment: enjoying the ill-gotten gains, were you? (Score 0) 343

by rewindustry (#49815503) Attached to: SourceForge and GIMP [Updated]

or not - please feel free to correct me.

when you finally wake up from your party, please also explain why you picked the submission that managed to down play the fact that your parent overlords are wrapping GIMP - our DEARLY BELOVED GIMP - in.. i can't find the words to describe the insult... deep breath..

you FAIL.

none of us is convinced.

what soul?

** answer me, damn you **

i don't mind being wrong about this - correct me.

i also love slashdot.

i do NOT like this.

+ - Slashdot Burying Stories About Slashdot Media Owned SourceForge-> 1

Submitted by KMSelf
KMSelf writes: DICE-owned Slashdot are burying stories over DICE-owned SourceForge taking over admi accounts for existing projects and injecting adware into installers.

As a Slashdotter since before logins and registrations, this is simply pathetic.

As Dan Luu writes:"I’m amazed at how quickly it’s possible to destroy user trust, and how much easier it is to destroy a brand than to create one."

Indeed.

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Comment: exactly (Score 5, Informative) 98

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.

http://arstechnica.com/informa...

The GIMP developers aren't happy at all about this. They say that Sourceforge impersonated the GIMP developers, and abused the trademarks owned by the GNOME foundation.

https://mail.gnome.org/archive...

+ - How Little It Cost To Bribe Senators To FastTrack TPP Bill->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money.
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+ - SourceForge grabs GIMP for Windows' account, wraps installer in bundle-pushing -> 1

Submitted by shanehiltonward
shanehiltonward writes: 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.

Update: In a blog post issued shortly after this story posted, an unidentified member of SourceForge's community team wrote that, in fact, "this project was actually abandoned over 18 months ago, and SourceForge has stepped-in to keep this project current." That runs counter to claims by members of the GIMP development community.

The GIMP project is not officially distributed through SourceForge—approved releases are only posted on the GIMP project's own Web page. But Jernej Simoni, the developer who has been responsible for building Windows versions of GIMP for some time, has maintained an account on SourceForge to act as a distribution mirror. That is, he had until today, when he discovered he was locked out of the Gimp-Win account, and the project's ownership "byline" had been changed to "sf-editor1"—a SourceForge staff account. Additionally, the site now provided Gimp in an executable installer that has in-installer advertising enabled. Ars tested the downloader and found that it offered during the installation to bundle Norton anti-virus and myPCBackup.com remote backup services with GIMP—before downloading the installer authored by Simoni (his name still appears on the installer's splash screen).

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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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+ - 17 Year Old Radio Astronomy Mystery Traced Back to Kitchen Microwave->

Submitted by Bo'Bob'O
Bo'Bob'O writes: The BBC reports that the scientists at the Parkes and Bleien Radio Observatories in New South Whales, Australia, have tracked down an earth-based signals that had been eluding observation for 17 years. These signals, which came to be called Perytons “occurred only during office hours and predominantly on weekdays.” The source, as it turned out, was located right inside the antenna's tower where impatient scientists had been opening the kitchen microwave door before its cycle had finished. As the linked paper concludes, this, and a worn magnetron caused a condition that allowed the microwaves to emit a burst of frequencies not expected by the scientists, only compounding the original mystery.
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Comment: just wanted to say thank you (Score 1) 203

by rewindustry (#49417171) Attached to: 10 Years of Git: An Interview With Linus Torvalds

git is an essential - spent a lot of the later part of my working life trying to build something similar, but linus did it just right.

there is something about mr torvalds and the way he thinks that we cannot do without.

he finds methods that actually really work.

doing software without torvalds would be like riding fish without a bicycle.

Don't panic.

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