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Power meltdown 'fries' SourceForge, knocks site's servers titsup

Exclusive A crippling data center power failure knackered SourceForge's equipment yesterday and earlier today, knocking the site offline. The code repository for free and open-source software projects crashed yesterday morning (around 0645 Pacific Time) after unspecified "issues" hit its hosting provider's power distribution unit, …
Andrew Silver, 27 Sep 2017
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SourceForge: Let's hold hands in a post-CodePlex world

SourceForge wants tighter ties with other code repositories following Microsoft’s decision to shutter CodePlex. President Logan Abbott has said he’ll seek tighter integration between SourceForge’s tools and those of others – including giant rival GitHub. Abbot was speaking after Microsoft announced the closure of its open- …
Gavin Clarke, 27 Apr 2017
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GitHub to devs: 'We ignored you but we never stopped caring'

GitHub has promised to pay better attention to the concerns of users. In January, more than 1,100 project maintainers complained the popular code-host was ignoring them. Now, GitHub's Brandon Keepers has taken the first tentative step to try and soothe the seething masses. Here's his letter in full: Dear Open Source …

Slashdot, SourceForge slurped by travel publisher

Slashdot and SourceForge have been offloaded by owner DHI media, which has found them a new home at a company called BizX. The two sites were put on the chopping board in July 2015 when DHI, best known as operator of jobs board Dice, decided it stick to its knitting. Up then, went the sign: “For Sale, one Linux-centric news …

Slashdot, SourceForge looking for new owners after parent dumps them on the web's doorstep

DHI Group, the company formerly known as Dice Holdings, has announced that it's selling off its Slashdot Media division following two successive quarters of declining revenue. DHI's main business is running job-listing and recruitment sites, including But in 2012 it acquired Slashdot Media – which includes source …
Neil McAllister, 28 Jul 2015
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SourceForge staggers to feet after lengthy STORAGE FAIL outage

Popular open source code-hosting repository SoureForge has been battling a significant outage for days and is slugglishly recovering from a lengthy Total Inability To Support Usual Performance (TITSUP) drama. On Thursday, the site slipped into "disaster recovery mode" and since then it has been a torrid time for sysadmins …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Jul 2015
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SourceForge goes TITSUP thanks to storage fault

Popular source code repository SourceForge is experiencing a Total Inability To Support Usual Performance (TITSUP) incident and appears to be attempting to recover big slabs of the site. Reader David H says he tried to visit the site and received a message that the site is in “disaster recovery mode". The Register's visits to …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Jul 2015

SourceForge sorry for adware, promises only opt-in in future

Software download service SourceForge has changed its adware-insertion policies after earning users' ire for wrapping popular FOSS image-wrangling app The GIMP in an adware-riddled downloader. The tale of how ads came to The GIMP is long and twisted, but the salient bits of the story are that the version of the program on …
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SourceForge accused of shackling GIMP in kinky adware

The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) has accused SourceForge of violating its open-sourcery by wrapping the popular graphics program in adware. GIMP's Google+ page says “It appears that SourceForge took over the control of the 'GIMP for Windows' account and is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP. They also …
Simon Sharwood, 28 May 2015
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Google MURDERS Google Code, orders everyone out to GitHub and co

Google killing off its own software projects is nothing new, but the Mountain View goliath will soon kill your software projects, too, if you host them on Google Code. The online ad titan said on Thursday that it was shutting down its code collaboration service, which was launched in 2006, effective immediately. The service …
Neil McAllister, 12 Mar 2015
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Better safe than sorry: SourceForge pushes password reset

Open Source software portal SourceForge is asking users to change their passwords following an update to the site's security systems. The company said that it would require users to choose new passwords upon logging into their SourceForge user accounts. The move comes as online retail giant eBay continues to wrestle with the …
Shaun Nichols, 22 May 2014

SourceForge responds to GIMP grump with crowdsourcing caper

A week after the developers of popular graphics-wrangling app the GIMP bailed from SourceForge rather than endure the many odd ads it encourages, the site has responded with a scheme that makes its users the arbiters of acceptable ads. The new policy emerged in a blog post announcing a new email address the site will use to …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Nov 2013

GIMP flees SourceForge over dodgy ads and installer

The Gnu Image Manipulation Program, a popular and free Photoshop alternative that glories in the name “The GIMP”, has decided it can no longer permit itself to be downloaded from SourceForge. The application's developers announced their decision here, arguing that SourceForge provides a user experience it can no longer support …
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'1337 hacker' scrawls all over careless coders' SourceForge sites

Someone claiming to be a "1337 hacker" has defaced programming projects hosted by Web pages for the network utility Angry IP Scanner and other open-source software hosted by the online coding vault were altered by the infiltrator. The individual responsible claimed the websites were "hacked" using a "backdoor …
John Leyden, 8 Apr 2013
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Dice swallows Slashdot, SourceForge, Freecode in $20m deal

Dice Holdings, which runs a number of job-listing sites including, has acquired open source code-hosting repository SourceForge, software-index site Freecode, and tech-news discussion site Slashdot from parent company Geeknet, in a deal valued at $20m. "The acquisition of these premier technology sites fits squarely …
Neil McAllister, 19 Sep 2012

SourceForge applies global password reset after hack attack

Open-source code repository SourceForge has advised users to change their passwords following a concerted hacking attack. The attack, launched last Wednesday, targeted developer infrastructure and involved the compromise of servers. SourceForge detected the attack and quickly disabled CVS, ishell, file uploads …
John Leyden, 31 Jan 2011
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SourceForge reverses ban on US foes

Open Source code repository has pulled a U-turn on a widely unpopular decision to ban users from accessing its website from countries under US trade restrictions. In a blog post Sunday, SourceForge announced that it has instead handed over responsibility of navigating international trade laws to individual …
Austin Modine, 8 Feb 2010

SourceForge bars 5 nations from open source downloads

Open-source code repository has begun automatically blocking the internet addresses of users from countries such as Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Sudan, and Syria in an attempt to enforce a policy forbidding them from downloading free software. The move infuriated many purists of the free and open-source software …
Dan Goodin, 26 Jan 2010

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