This site has an tag, but I'm struggling to understand how this tag should be used; it has no tag excerpt or wiki, but that's not a problem unique to this tag.

As every question on this site should be about open source one way or another, it could go on every question - but if it's on every question, it doesn't add any information.

Is there a good subset of questions we should use the tag on? If not, it feels to me like we should just delete the tag.

  • Comparing the oldest and last active visible questions, looks like this tag was created quite recently on this question (Jun '20)
    – Andrew T.
    Sep 19, 2021 at 5:28

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This looks like a meta-tag, at best. And as you mentioned, virtually every question on this site should about open source anyway, so it would be pointless.

Burninate it!

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    This is actually an intrinsic tag and might even need to be blacklisted.
    – Andrew T.
    Sep 19, 2021 at 5:30
  • @AndrewT. was not aware of that term, thanks for sharing! And I agree - blacklisting is probably the right way to go - we shouldn't have this tag, and we shouldn't allow it to be created by mistake.
    – Mureinik
    Sep 19, 2021 at 6:33
  • Side note - we really need a better term than "blacklist". If the Linux kernel moved past it, so can we.
    – Mureinik
    Sep 19, 2021 at 6:33
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    Sorry, was commenting in a hurry, I should have called it blocklist instead.
    – Andrew T.
    Sep 19, 2021 at 6:37

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