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April 21, 2014, 10:40:00 PM
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Hi,

Why is the bitcoin core client not available at sourceforge?
Are there any restrictions? Also I can't find litecoin/dogecoin client.
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April 21, 2014, 11:47:58 PM
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because, on unique place, you can control the "need to update" ... if required (like OpenSLL).
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April 21, 2014, 11:57:32 PM
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Hi,

Why is the bitcoin core client not available at sourceforge?
Are there any restrictions? Also I can't find litecoin/dogecoin client.

Try GitHub.

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April 22, 2014, 12:15:53 AM
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I'm not looking for the source code.

Just wondering why there is no installer to download from sourceforge.
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April 22, 2014, 01:09:54 AM
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I'm not looking for the source code.

Just wondering why there is no installer to download from sourceforge.

This is probably the reason:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37687.0

"It has come to my attention that Sourceforge only does what the U.S.A. government wants, so it isn't the right place to host the Bitcoin client ...."

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April 22, 2014, 10:55:50 AM
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I'm not looking for the source code.

Just wondering why there is no installer to download from sourceforge.

This is probably the reason:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=37687.0

"It has come to my attention that Sourceforge only does what the U.S.A. government wants, so it isn't the right place to host the Bitcoin client ...."


Ok, I see. Did the bitcoin community removed the client voluntary or did sourceforge forced them so?
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April 22, 2014, 11:32:53 AM
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There have been a few instances of trojan-infected Bitcoin clients being posted on sourceforge. Some people have been duped into downloading them after doing a search and picking the wrong one. I don't know why the official client was eventually removed from there, but I thought that it was a good idea.
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April 22, 2014, 11:43:07 AM
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What difference does it make where its hosted?

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April 22, 2014, 02:12:59 PM
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What difference does it make where its hosted?

There was some compromised sourceforge servers that scared developers back in the day. Ultimately it matters where the source and executables are hosted because very few people read code and can compile the source themselves so trusted repos are needed.

This is not to say that one shouldn't trust sourceforge but that we need better ways of creating trusted repos and verifying code and I would assume that it was removed in part as one less repo to manage and worry about.

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April 22, 2014, 03:49:10 PM
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I just wonder why there bitcoin or any altcoin is hosted there, whereas you can find bitcoin core and litecoin-qt on softpedia.com
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