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The criminalization of binary downloads

Why code sharing sites are eliminating binary downloads

Simon Phipps reports on a trend I wasn’t aware of — sites for code sharing like GitHub and Google Code eliminating binary downloads. The risk of malware distribution and hassles from the copyright industry are making it more trouble than it’s worth.


  1. But you know, Github did sort of add them back a couple weeks ago: https://github.com/blog/1547-release-your-software

  2. We ended up putting our Capaule .zip file downloads on SourceForge because GitHub’s auto zip balls didn’t include submodules.

    This was before GitHub launched “release” which we may consider switching to.

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