Was the GIMP right to leave SourceForge?

Posted by jimlynch on Nov 8, 2013 11:05 PM EDT
ITworld; By Jim Lynch
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Today in Open Source: The GIMP leaves SourceForge. Plus: Slackware 14.1 released, and a screenshot tour of GhostBSD 3.5 MATE

I have to support the GIMP developers on this one. They've clearly made the right decision.

The advertising in question is indeed deceptive. SourceForge can easily block it (as can any Adsense publisher). Just go into the ad review center and you can block each ad and also block via URLs and also the entire Adwords account.

I just did that for my own Adsense account after reading the Register's article. I'm glad I saw the article because I don't want those ads running on my blogs either. They don't serve publishers or readers well at all.

The new Windows installer is far worse than the deceptive ads and it's way, way out of line. Bundling third party offers with free and open source software is a big no-no.

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