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Submission + - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer (arstechnica.com) 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.


Submission + - What does it take to build a foundry?

Tsolias writes: People working on I.T. have always been inventing new ways of offering cheap alternatives to expensive products, without compromising, sometimes, the quality of the end service/product; while sometimes the alternative was even better. A great example is the trend of 3D printing that has lead to very cheap solution, OSS designs, while several other examples are the RPI and Arduino/Arduino-like products that made technology available to everyone. I really wonder what is keeping chip manufacturing still a big deal to do it on your own. Is it possible to make an inexpensive fab that produces chips like USB controllers or simple CPUs like Atmels in your garage, even at technologies used 30 years ago?

Submission + - PC-BSD Is Developing Its Own Qt Desktop Environment (phoronix.com)

An anonymous reader writes: PC-BSD is developing its own desktop environment for the FreeBSD-based distribution. The new desktop is Lumina and it aims to compete with GNOME/KDE, potentially become the default desktop of PC-BSD, and is written using Qt. Right now the code is in an early alpha stage and there's still Lumina applications to be developed that will complement the desktop shell. The code is hosted on GitHub for those interested in an original BSD desktop environment.

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