What is the incentive for curl to release the library for free? (screenshot) was asked two days ago in Stack Overflow. In brief, it got an answer from the author of curl, made it to Hot Network Questions, attracted a lot of attention, was closed, locked, and, after a lively MSO thread, deleted.
Would that question be on-topic in this site, or is it subjective in a problematic way under the guidelines here? Do you feel it would be okay if it were migrated here?
(Meta-meta notes: I'm not expressing any sort of MSO consensus by posting this, though I have since posted a trial balloon answer over there. The whole thing is perhaps a bit moot now that the curl author reposted the answer in their blog; still, I feel it is worth it to ask here, for the sake of meta introspection if nothing else.)