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Freecode Freezeup 62

LeadSongDog (1120683) writes The venerable Freecode site has today gone static, blaming low traffic. No new content is being accepted, but they continue to serve existing content. They recommend projects consider moving to Sourceforge. Probably obvious, but Freecode/SourceForge/Slashdot share a corporate parent.
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Freecode Freezeup

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


    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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