You do have to sign up, e.g. with an email address, to download, but nothing more egregious than that.
To avoid spam many websites make you fill out a CAPTCHA, or log in via an account at a corporation such as Twitter, Facebook, Google or even Microsoft GitHub.
I have chosen to use a more old school method of spam prevention.
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- Configure a newsreader¹ to connect to the server
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- Open the newsgroup called
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