Today, we had a visit from Tim Post to discuss our potential name change. After a meeting at Stack Exchange and some discussion in a chatroom, we've nearly settled on our site name:
Free & Open... something.
It needs to be Free & Open something. "Free & Open", on its own, is not the clearest of names, and there's a fair amount of ambuguity - free and open what, exactly?
That realisation has led to this meta post. Now, we need you to come up with the something. We've got most of a new site name - finish it off!
Post each suggestion in a separate answer, so community voting can show the most favoured. The best word - or words, it doesn't have to be one if it's good - will be one that demonstrates our scope (not just software!) and is catchy.
Basically, just do this in your answer...
Free & Open...
**[Insert your word(s) here]**.
Vote on answers. Throw anything that comes to mind. We need to work on as perfect a name as possible, so tell us anything. Tell us why you like something, tell us why you don't like something. Comments will also help raise issues that we don't see, but the rest of the world will.
Just in case I may be giving off opinion, I'm Zizouz212 writing this section
I believe I can speak for the community, and the moderator team in that we preferred the original proposed site name of Free & Open. I believe Tim Post had also strongly supported the suggestion, and attempted to present strong arguments in favour of the name.
However, one of the biggest concerns was still ambiguity. While it is clear to the general community that is active on the site about what the name would mean, there was concerns as to what the name would actually mean when shared with the general public. In a conversation with the SE team, the issue was well, Free & Open what? In that sense, I understand the reaction. Face it: To someone who hears of the name without knowing what the site is about, and without having heard any context, it's difficult to come to correct conclusions. When tested on certain members, some of those who were also "Free & Open" developers, it didn't ring a bell, as to what it could possibly mean.
The Stack Exchange team has no issue with a name change. They are extremely proud of what you are doing, and want to let you know that the community has their support. The issue looks like it would be high on the priority list, so you can rest assured that serious action will be taken soon. The name almost went through: figuring out how to make this work will be the last step towards total success.