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===Nonfree Later Version===
Bashburn [http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/BashBurn]

Revision as of 14:29, 9 December 2016

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Merge from Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG) and software categories.

This page can be used by people to exclude software in these categories, or inform their developers to understand that they have this warning label so they can be improved.

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

The Free Software Directory (FSD) notify you when viewing the details of a software with one or more of these Antifeatures.


3 listed:

Blacklist/Looking Glass
Blacklist/Web of Trust - WOT

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.

0 listed:

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.

0 listed:

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
SourceForgeGPLv2orlater2.54 November 2001


1 listed:

 LicenseVersion identifierVersion date
Other April 2014

Software names with words to avoid

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


When the purpose of some program is to block advertisements, “ad-blocker” is a good term for it. However, Adblock Plus blocks advertisements that track the user (with the EasyPrivacy filter list) as consequence of broader measures to prevent surveillance by web sites. This is not an “ad-blocker,” this is surveillance protection. Read more about “Ad-blocker”.

0 listed:

Search the FSD for adblock


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”.

0 listed:

Search the FSD for linux

Nonfree Later Version

Bashburn [1]

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