I have a question about my Open Source Stack Exchange post: License for almost-open-source code
This question of mine was closed, with the reason, "... does not appear to relate to open source ...".
Today is my first time here and I am not yet used to the intricacies, but what I don't understand is: I never claimed that my code would be open-source (it's not, according to definition). I was fully aware of that before I posted the question. But, it isn't completely unrelated either; it is indeed something very close. And, that is why I posted it here.
If the question doesn't fit here, it could have been migrated to a different site. I even asked for re-word suggestions (I edited it myself the best I could to take out the objected to points), but nobody seemed to have any improvement pointers; only "It doesn't belong here".
Please suggest how I could improve my question to make it on-topic. I would request that this question be opened so that I could get answers.
I do have to say here that within minutes after my post, it was downvoted and bombarded with comments as if I had mischievously posted something inappropriate, when that 'New contributor' tag says, "Take care in asking for clarification, commenting, and answering."! I would have gladly responded to clarifications or modification requests if I had had the chance.
Please, I am not trying to bad-mouth anyone; the Moderators do know better than I and I respect that. But, I would appreciate coming to a friendly and welcoming environment, and not where I would have to tip-toe around.