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About two thirds of my friends and/or family members attempting to download Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) from Sourceforge that I recommend end up "inadvertently" downloading some proprietary crap to their Windows machines.
In reviewing their experiences, I fully understand how difficult it has become for innocent persons - and even for me if not paying astute attention to a 'simple' download, to discern the differences between the desired application download versus some bloatware, even with the download process itself.
Sourceforge must have a, "enforced" process by which any 'proprietary' download or other type category application is 'explicitly" clarified - clearly and obviously displayed - as not being part of or necessary to the FOSS application download, before the download process begins.
Anything else is deceit.
1 year ago on Advertising, Bundling, Community and Criticism