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Tour => Allowed or denied? Getting help in selecting software for a given task. Allowed to ask? Or against site rules?

I've been a user of stack-exchange sites for more than a decade. I usually take very much into consideration the "Tour" section and what can be asked and what not before posting to a site I'...
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Is questioning the philosophies of the FSF, OSI, CC, etc. allowed here?

This site's Help Center says: You've come to the right place if you have questions about: the history and philosophies of the FSF, OSI, CC etc ... I'm sure that throwing softballs like "How ...
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Don't we get a "2019: a year in moderation" post?

Shog9 has been posting posted titled "2019: a year in moderation" in all the meta sites (e.g.: MSO's, MSU's) with some interesting stats about how the main site is (self-)moderated. We seem to have ...
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Copy-pasting old Stack Overflow questions

A user has been copy-pasting old Stack Overflow questions that were cleaned up there and are too old to be migrated here. Here's an example: What license has jai_imageio ? (jai imageio) How should we ...
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Is this question really off-topic?

While looking at some closed questions to generate some stats, I came across this question. It asks how to apply a Creative Commons license to a blog post. It's been closed as off-topic: not about ...
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Are licensing posts going to dominate Open Source?

After looking in the "Tags" page on the main site... I've noticed that out of the top 5 tags, 3 of them are licensing tags (license, creative-commons, and licensing)... The top tag on the site being ...
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