The default was Open Source, I, on a whim, changed it to The MIT License.

Let's let the community decide, how should we name our chatroom?


11 Answers 11


The Bikeshed

This is now the name of the chatroom - I changed it when it became apparent the voting went in this suggestion's favour.

Originally proposed by Carpetsmoker (user38) whose account has since been deleted, a 'bikeshed' refers to Parkinson's Law of Triviality. It states that in organising projects, organisers will spend time deciding on insignificant matters such as the colour or material of a bikeshed instead of solving more important matters such as an overall architectural design document.

  • Accepted within 20 minutes...
    – Zizouz212
    Commented Jul 12, 2015 at 13:21
  • Btw. Why his account has been deleted? He deleted his own account?
    – kenorb
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 14:41
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    @kenorb - He contacted the SE team while we were still early private beta and asked for deletion. I can't tell you much more, because I wasn't a mod and didn't have anything to do with it.
    – ArtOfCode
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 14:51

The bikeshed

In the open source community, a "bikeshed" is a meaningless discussion about something of very little or no importance... It was popularized by phk on a FreeBSD mailing list post (which you can read here).


The Bazaar

(thanks E.S.Raymond)


I suggest:

Free As In Speech


The Off-License

(pun intended)

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    Heh. This seems like it fits well with our site.
    – ArtOfCode
    Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 18:51
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    I'm sorry if I'm dense, but I don't get it - are we alcoholics? Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 19:37
  • Guys, I'm only 15...
    – Zizouz212
    Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 19:41
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    @Zizouz212 No need to feel self-conscious about it; you are working on a solution to that problem at this very moment.
    – Air
    Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 23:44

Hyde Park after the well-known speaker's corner there.





Inspiration wikis: Freedom of information, Freedom of speech, The Philosophy of Freedom,


I nominate The Question Tracker


License to Chill

(The real question is, is this a James Bond joke or a Beastie Boys joke?)

  • The real answer is "dad pls stop"
    – Air
    Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 18:57

Keep The MIT License as it is.

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    Hint: get the Peer Pressure badge. :) Commented Jun 24, 2015 at 0:00
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    @VictorStafusa People pay attention to meta badges?
    – Zizouz212
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 0:14

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