This is the flip side of Questions that only arise in an open source context
Consider this question: Do you need a degree to become an open source developer? (which I am using simply as an example)
I voted to close this as "not specific to open source development (software, hardware, or anything else)". I stand by that.
Remove the words "open source" from the title and you are simply left with:
Do you need a degree to become a developer?
This is a perfectly valid, but very generic, question. It is not specific to open source, but applies to all software development.
Does adding the words "open source" in the title or body make it suddenly "specifically" relevant to open source?
What is our litmus test for relevance in this type of question?
It might be hard to define. Consider "Is Git a good VCS?" versus "Is Git a good VCS for open source development?". The second question has the magic words added, but I think it's still primarily opinion based and answers will be fairly generic.
But what about "Is Git particularly well suited for open source development?"
That's getting closer to the mark.
(P.S. I suggested that I thought there might be a more relevant way to phrase this particular question, but editing it to do that would effectively orphan the existing answers).
(P.P.S. I eventually asked the question I thought more relevant here)