I appreciate the substantiation for the close vote. It leads me to recognize, in my opinion, a discrepancy between the close vote argumentation and the list of topics as specified in the help center for Open Source.
Whether the question is opened or closed is not the point I am trying to discuss. Instead, I would like to either:
- Understand why my reasoning is incorrect or perceived differently from a different perspective
- Identify a difference between moderator behavior and Open Source Beta guideline specification so that either/and the moderator or the site can adapt/converge/improve.
- The question discusses/compares the transparency of components of models of monetization of Opensource Software.
- The argument given for closing is:
I'm closing this question as off-topic because it's not about open source software. It's only tangentially related.
- The help center of Open Source Beta specifies explicitly the following topic as a topic to ask questions about:
how communities collaborate together to produce, distribute, market and sometimes monetize these projects
Now I agree with the given argument that the question is not about Open Source software, and that it is only/at most tangentially related.
But I think the question is about "how communities collaborate together to monitize Open Source projects.".
- The "how" is satisfied by comparing a property of a component of a monitization model of an Open Source project.
- The Open Source is applicable to the project which is monitized and, arguably, to the income model as it discusses ways to make it transparent.
Does my perspective lack nuance, is it wrong or can you provide a counter-perspective?