jralls at ceridwen.us
Tue May 31 14:13:45 EDT 2011
On May 31, 2011, at 4:24 AM, Stephane Pierre wrote:
> Good day, all.
> I am writing to inform you that in the last few days, I have been trying unsuccessfully to browse to www.gnucash.org(the site times out). In my research, I have a found a new site called www.gnucash.net which seems about the window version of gnucash. Being skeptical by nature, I decided to inform you, some of the project's members of this as it seemed odd.
> Please continue the good work
Thanks for the heads-up. I tested the download in a virtual machine and found that it's a legitimate, though old, MS Windows build of Gnucash. The website itself doesn't provide the sources, so they're technically in violation of the GPL. But the installed program has links to our real website (which is back up now), which of course does, so it would be hard to make a court case out of the violation.
The package also (optionally) installs a MS Bing toolbar into one's default browser, adds the Bing homepage (and sets it as one's browser's homepage), and Bing Default Search. It all seems legitimate.
I ran MS Safety Check after the installation and it came up clean. That's not a guarantee that there's no malware, of course.
Whois shows the contacts for the domain as "Moniker Privacy Services", but Moniker is also the registrar, so they're probably shielding the actual owners.
I'm copying the Gnucash Developer's list on this so that the other active developers know about the website and my tests, and there will be a record of it.
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