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Freecode Freezeup

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 18, 2014 @12:59PM (#47264019)

    Correct.

    Who the fuck uses SourceForge? That shit is worse than Ann Coulter. Seriously. I never thought I'd see an "open source" project hosting site devolve to a state that makes CNet Downloads look good.

    Such a shame. I've grabbed huge amounts of hugely useful software off of SourceForge in the past decade, but in the past few years, when I track down a project that fits my needs and I find that it's hosted on SourceForge, I assume that the project maintainers are lazy and/or incompetent and then continue my search elsewhere.

    But, whatever. Ten years ago we had Slashdot and SourceForge. Now we have Reddit and GitHub. Ain't so bad; the world moves on and Dice's holdings are all stuck in 1999.

    Suck it, Dice.

  • by Arthur Dent '99 (226844) on Wednesday June 18, 2014 @01:15PM (#47264177)

    I regularly visit Freecode to see the new open source projects and discover updates to the projects that I'm already using. I've built up quite a library of projects that I follow on Freecode. Now it seems that they've disabled logins, so there doesn't appear to be a way to at least write down the information on all of the projects that I have followed in the past. Any chance that they'll at least temporarily enable logins again, in order to "export" followed projects, or are we just hosed?

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