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From Doug Hovelson <>
Subject RE: Ditching our mirror system for an inferior solution?
Date Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:07:16 GMT

 I agree...SourceForge is an excellent resource for open source programs and if they need
to be advertiser-supported, what's the harm? The slick interface with the paid promoters of
product on the site is a bit disconcerting at first, but once you get used to it, it's not
so bad...

Doug Hovelson 

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 > Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:23:34 +0200
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> Subject: Re: Ditching our mirror system for an inferior solution?
> I wasn't even aware that SF now also hosts the executables downloads 
> until somebody posted a question on the oooforum that he couldn't make 
> it past the SourceForge start page - it turned out that he hadn't 
> enabled Javascript for SF. I tried a download and my only gripe was that 
> the download dialog box took a while to appear and in the meantime a 
> download for some other program was eh, offered in a way that you  
> couldn't overlook, so to speak, and that did, as it were, look like it 
> was all you were going to get on that page. ;-) If that could be speeded 
> up a bit, that would raze the only objection I have against the current 
> procedure.
> Honestly, while we are all volunteering our time and money (think of 
> electricity bills) to contribute to the OOo project, it's up to each of 
> us to decide how much time and money we're prepared to spend on it, but 
> we aren't entitled to decide that for other people. I've downloaded a 
> lot from SourceForge in the past and I don't object to them trying to at 
> least cover the expenses of offering free downloads by advertising. With 
> all the other commercial websites that offer OOo bundled with loads of 
> suspicious other stuff that we get complaints about on the user forums 
> SourceForge will be /one/ external download site that we /won't/ have to 
> worry about.
> Peter aka floris v
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