From this viewpoint, the DevShare program would seem to solve a few problems for SourceForge and their users, especially given the fact that such offers were already taking place outside the service’s control. These offers can now be vetted to assure they’re malware free and that they’ll uninstall easily and completely if accidentally installed by a confused user. In addition, this program will offer a potential new revenue stream to projects that use it. Certainly, many worthwhile projects could use the bucks.
So although I have reservations about DevShare, I’m not ready to call out the cavalry and declare war on SourceForge for testing or implementing the program. For the time being, I’m content to wait and see.