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Submission + - SourceForge assumes ownership of GIMP For Win, wraps installer in adware->

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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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.


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Submission + - SourceForge wraps open source software in adware

An anonymous reader 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."

Comment Re:Wasteful, Inefficient, Potentially Dangerous... (Score 2) 66

I guess I don't understand using this technology for delivering local items. Maybe their just in a shake out phase of testing. I can see that this might be huge for delivering things to areas that don't have good road systems where driving a truck over terrain that may cause it to break down might be considered wasteful.

"Critical medical supplies" comes to mind.

Submission + - How a Hacker Slumber Party Gets Girls Into Code

Czech37 writes: 200 female students from around the country converged at the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to join Pearl Hacks, a 24-hour hackathon "slumber party" focused on "building, encouraging and inspiring a community of young female programmers." In an industry where many women feel unwelcome, Pearl Hacks hopes to create spaces where women interested in technology and programming can feel at ease. Read more about the hackathon and its many workshops here.

Comment Re:If a Medical Doctor was involved in the collect (Score 1) 99

Sure, MD advisor if needed, usually by phone or the like, but they do not sign off on all patient care reports - at least not in the majority of states in the U.S. Patient care reporting for EMS usually ends at the end of transport, mainly because they charge for "loaded mileage." The ER will have their record and the EMS agency its record.

Comment Re:Who Owns Your Health Data? (Score 4, Interesting) 99

The only one I can come up with prima facie is that the health of one may affect the health of many. Tracking the vectors of diseases and shaping responses to them seems to be an appropriate function of a state-level health organization. For that reason at least part of your health data is not your own in the sense that you have full control of its dissemination. The benefits of knowing that piece seem to outweigh individual control of that data. There is always the possibility of a quarantine situation in which individual rights may be further constrained so there is certainly room for more oversight as to the specific implementation of this with that state-level organization.

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