What are our goals?
As a Stack Exchange site, we're here to answer on-topic questions about free/open projects to the highest quality possible. But is that all we are?
kdopen suggests that as Open Source Stack Exchange, perhaps our ultimate goal is actually to foster and encourage FLOSS adoption and development.
Now, that doesn't mean we start doing things that are wildly out of our scope just to persuade people to get into FLOSS. However, our goals do affect what's on-topic: at the above linked meta post, we discuss whether questions about integrating with other software and platforms are on-topic; at this meta post it was some while ago discussed whether "getting started with open source" questions are on-topic.
If our ultimate goal here is to encourage FLOSS development, perhaps getting started questions are actually on-topic?
Without trying to make too much of an example of one type of question being on- or off-topic, I'd like us to work out what our collective goals are - and then apply them in how we run the site. It's run by us - let's run it in the best way possible for what we're trying to do here.