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Open Source Downloads An Endangered Species

WebMink (258041) writes | about a year ago

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WebMink (258041) writes "With news this week that GitHub is banning storage of any file over 100Mb and discouraging files larger than 50Mb, their retreat from offering download services is complete. SourceForge is left as about the only large host for open source projects to easily offer binary downloads. Is the DMCA to blame?"
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I doubt it (1)

hurwak-feg (2955853) | about a year ago | (#44070357)

I doubt it is the DMCA. Most open source applications are well under 50 MB. I think it is most likely storage capacity, backups, and/or network capacity costs driving this.
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