My job involves a lot of searching and evaluating software. I routinely have to find out whether a piece of software is actually 100% open source, and sometimes it is more difficult/tricky that it seems.
- Some claim to be open source but actually are not
- Some are partly and have non-open source "components"
- Some are but their source code is extremely hard to find
So should questions like
Is [Software X] open source? be on-topic or off-topic?