Re: [isabelle] Moving the AFP away from SourceForge



Could we get a stable domain now, and point it at afp.sf.net, so that people can start citing that instead, and if/when a move is necessary, no new dangling citations are created?

Dave

On 28/05/15 11:24, Gerwin Klein wrote:
Weâve already thought about that, itâs not the first malware incident at SF.

So far, Iâm monitoring the situation for the AFP - content-wise weâre not dependent on anything SF is doing and could move any time.

The problem is URL stability: lots of papers have citations pointing to afp.sf.net, which would then all be dead or worse, point to uncontrolled content.

Cheers,
Gerwin

On 28.05.2015, at 19:16, Lars Hupel <hupel at in.tum.de> wrote:

Dear list,

I think we should seriously consider moving the AFP away from
SourceForge. The final nail in the coffin is that the company behind
SF.net started replacing genuine downloads with their own versions with
added adware. The latest evidence is from the GIMP project:


<https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gimp-developer-list/2015-May/msg00097.html>

In that particular case, it affected an inactive project. The AFP is
very much not inactive, but nonetheless, nobody guarantees that SF.net
won't further extend this practice. They will probably not touch the
Mercurial source repositories, but the official AFP download uses
SF.net's download facility:

  <http://sourceforge.net/projects/afp/files/latest/download>

Better alternatives exist, for example Bitbucket. They also offer
repository hosting, web hosting, and file download.

Cheers
Lars


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