Hi,
Using kplatforms, we faced the error "Unable to download colorbox".
#1901374: Colorbox library download URL
I created a patch for "openoutreach/drupal-org.make" that may interest you.
https://drupal.org/node/1901374#comment-7038582

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Thanks for the note. I'd like to understand what led to the download error. It's packaging fine on drupal.org using the current download URL.

This is weird then.

In kplatforms, we use makefiles to let "drush make" download everything. We call OpenOutreach as a profile:

projects[openoutreach][type] = profile
projects[openoutreach][download][type] = git
projects[openoutreach][download][url] = git://git.drupal.org/project/openoutreach.git
projects[openoutreach][download][tag] = 7.x-1.0-rc9

It finds "openoutreach/drupal-org.make" and processes it.

In kplatforms, we also download the module colorbox and its library. Because I prefer to use git than zip files in the makefiles, I simply changed the URL in the makefiles of kplatforms. I did not gone further in troubleshooting the download. And I created a quick patch to change the URL in the makefile of OpenOutreach.