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Re: download site for pspp

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: download site for pspp
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:12:52 +0200
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To a large extent I share your concerns about sourceforge.  However I 
think article to which you linked is overstating the issue.  The 
concerns that were mentioned on the Gimp page relate to Advertisements
on Sourceforge, not to malware in downloads.
So far as I'm aware, sourceforge never has made any warranty about this - 
you have to decide whether to trust the person who uploaded the softare
in the first place.

But yeah, SF is becoming a more and more annoying site to deal with.
(Harry, is it time to consider another option?)

But Sandy, I am rather confused by the position you take.  You don't trust 
sourceforge, but you do trust Windows!  Windows is known to have DRM, spyware
and back doors which allow others to install/delete software without your
permission or knowledge.  See

For this reason, (as well as technical reasons) we do not recommend running PSPP
on Windows (but we try to help people who choose to do so).
If you want the best chance to run PSPP in a secure, trusted environment,
install GNU/Linux and run PSPP on that.


On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 09:45:31PM +0100, SAR&BAWS wrote:
     I hope I am e-mailing/posting to  the correct address for the
     pspp users list which I got from
     I also hope that I am phrasing this request correctly as am not
     familiar with the etiquette.
     Appologies if I get anything wrong.
     I would very much like to try out a copy of pspp to run on a
     windows 7,  64 bit box . It sounds to be a really useful package.
      I found the downloads page at  but
     could only see links to sourceforge.
     Given recent concerns about malware/adware being bundled with
     downloads from sourceforge, I did not feel comfortable/safe with
     downloading a copy from there. (for example GNU's  GIMP no longer
     uses sourceforge for the installers,
     and comments on wikipedia    seem to indicate
     that, sadly, sourceforge is no longer trustworthy repository) .
     Are there any download sites for pspp (windows 7 64bit or 32bit )
     [other than sourceforge], which do not risk the installers having
     malware/adware bundled with them?
     Unfortunately I do not have the experience/confidence/software to
     build an installer for windows from the source code.
     Advice would be most welcome.
     Many thanks in anticipation, Sandy
     Pspp-users mailing list

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