Ticket #19639 (closed: fixed)
PDFCreator installer includes the closed-source "pdfforge Toolbar"
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http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/pdfcreator/PDFCreator-1_2_1_setup.exe includes the "pdfforge Toolbar" adware. But as mikelococo pointed out in comment:3:ticket:2409, the toolbar is not open source. It looks like http://pdfcreator.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/pdfcreator/trunk/Setup/License/Program%20license%20-%20english.rtf?revision=429&view=markup includes the toolbar license agreement. See lines 259-260 of that file: "You agree not to modify, copy, publish, license, create derivative works from or sell the Toolbar".
Please give the developer a couple of months' warning. Then, if the developer doesn't fix things, please remove the installer from SourceForge.
If the maintainer keeps on insisting that PDFCreator is open-source even though they include a closed-source toolbar, maybe you should ask the maintainer to leave SourceForge. Bundled adware can make good open-source software look bad in users' eyes.