Antifeatures

Benjamin Mako Hill

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This talk provides a humorous description of an argument in favor of free software based on what I call "antifeatures:" functionality that users hate and that technology developers will often charge users to not include. From DRM to crippled non-free operating systems to digital cameras, I will show off many of the worst antifeatures and describe how free software both makes them impossible and helps users work around them.

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