Free Software Directory:Antifeatures

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Antifeatures are flags applied to applications to warn of behavior that may be undesirable from the user's perspective. Frequently it is behavior that benefits the developer or third party, but that the end user of the software would prefer not to be there.

The pages of applications which have antifeatures include a prominent warning added to the page source.

Discussion is happening on the talk page and mailing list, and Dev for work in progress.

Blacklist

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Bait and surrender

There are two versions of this software, one free and one proprietary. The proprietary version may have more features, but the free software version is still useful. Users should be careful to use only the free software version of the package, to avoid surrendering their freedom.

1 listed:

 LicenseVersion identifierVersion date
LanguageToolLGPLv2.1orlater

Delayed upstream forks

Software that is not a straight fork; instead, they are parallel efforts that works closely with and re-bases in synchronization on the latest base software as the upstream supplier.

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Free fork needed!

The developer has betrayed the community by moving to a proprietary license, but people can continue to use and fork the last free version.

1 listed:

 LicenseVersion identifierVersion date
SourceForgeGPLv2orlater

Superseded

1 listed:

 LicenseVersion identifierVersion date
QtiplotOther
GPLv2

Software names with words to avoid

Software named with Words to Avoid (or Use with Care) Because They Are Loaded or Confusing.

Linux

Please call the complete system GNU/Linux, both to give the GNU Project credit and to distinguish the whole system from the kernel alone. Read more about “Linux”.

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Search the FSD for linux

Nonfree Later Version

Bashburn [1]



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