As some of you might know, I have a small but growing collection of programs and games I've written (this isn't a self-promoting post, but for the curious, it's at code.KevinWorkman.com). I don't make any money off of it or expect tons of visitors, and it's mostly for my own personal use- exploring the realm of indie development, trying different deployment strategies out, helping improve my non-Java (web) skills, etc.
Anyway, recently an ad-driven download site (softpedia.com) took a few of my games and offered them for download from their site. I'm not sure that I can be mad because all my stuff is free and open source, and they emailed me telling me about it, and they do link to my site (although the link is not exactly easy to find, and it's not the one I'd give out to the public). However, it is weird to think that other people are making money off my free programs (not a fortune, but something like 75 people have downloaded my stuff from there).
But maybe most importantly, I never really intended for any of those games to be "releasable". They were mostly experiments, so they contain some pretty obvious problems. I think I'd be completely fine if they carried the same kind of disclaimer on their site that mine contains (mostly just a description of known problems, or the fact that one was a Ludum Dare entry developed in 12 hours). I emailed them, but they did not respond.
So, my question is, does anybody have any experience with the Softpedia website? I had never heard of them before receiving the notification that they were using my programs, but my googling tells me they're pretty popular. Are they a legitimate download site, or are they just ad-riddled search engine bait? Am I being too sensitive? Not sensitive enough?
Here's the link to a list of the programs I wrote that they are using: More programs by Kevin Workman - Softpedia Disclaimer: none of the ads seem NSFW, and the site doesn't appear to have a reputation for malware, but approach at your own discretion.
Any opinions are appreciated, as I have no experience in this category!