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Not because of the fact that it's open source, but because of the distribution models used.

SourceForge has been linked to bundled malware and hijacked projects like GIMP and FileZilla.

I don't follow, what does it matter for the "distribution model" if the software is open- or closed-source? The problem with SourceForge were its malware-riddled installers, how would it be any better if the downloads were proprietary software?

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