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At least one popular hackintosh item, Clover, is hosted on SourceForge. 

 

SourceForge has started to do bad things to some accounts.  Unauthorized ads and adding malware to developer's packages.

 

Here is a story on Gimp, a graphics tool like a poor-man's Photoshop:  http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/06/sourceforge-locked-in-projects-of-fleeing-users-cashed-in-on-malvertising/

 

Here is the story on Nmap, a utility to map out and perform actions over a network:  http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2015/q2/194

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For these exact softwares maybe its recent, but developers have been complaining of sourceforge doing this for some time (perhaps years). Seems they are not interested in changing. :(

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Long time ago, their name was going to be, SourceForged, so they dropped the "d", can't remember why...

Wut? I ve used Sourceforge since 2003 and It was never named Sourceforged

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STLVNUB, on 06 Jun 2015 - 07:09 AM, said:snapback.png

Long time ago, their name was going to be, SourceForged, so they dropped the "d", can't remember why...

Wut? I ve used Sourceforge since 2003 and It was never named Sourceforged

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