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Question about choice of a crowdfunding site

Is it OK to ask about a choice of a crowdfunding site (specifically, about which of the popular sites meet certain criteria) for my open source project?
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Are questions about the licences of popular open source projects on-topic here?

I have a question I want to ask about the license of Ruby (MRI), and what portions of the project it covers (specifically, I'm wondering whether or not it covers bundled gems which are distributed in ...
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Make the site about Open Information!

Note: I understand this is very long, but be sure to read and understanding everything in this post. Alright! Day 6 into the beta, and we're about to introduce a new addition to the scope! The ...
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Are Source Visible Questions On Topic?

I ran across this comment on the main site. This site is about projects published under a license that meets either the Free Software Definition or the Open Source Definition (which are nearly ...
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How is photographic licensing off-topic?

How is Google able to relicense their photos on Google Streetview, which may contain copyrighted content? There's the question: It's +2/-1 and the answer is 0/-1 According to this, we allow ...
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Is it OK to reproduce questions from other open source websites?

I was looking for a source of potential questions, found one, and asked it. Then I recognized a lot of the other questions on this page (and don't bother, they're all gone now :) The site itself is ...
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On-topic here? “Should I contribute to a (kind of) abandoned project, or continue my own?”

If this type of question is a good fit anywhere I suspect it's a better one here. Do you guys want it? Should I contribute to a (kind of) abandoned project, or continue my own?
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Vote appropriately to set the lines of our scope

As many members of the community were concerned that the scope was too narrow and that many questions were veering towards a particular topic, some members of the community have now started to draw ...
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Would the question “what if the license is refused” be on-topic?

Background: Here in Germany there were some trials on court which Microsoft lost: Certain license terms (in the EULA) are void and therefore can be ignored by the user. Because the laws are the same ...
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Are questions about specific open source projects on-topic? [duplicate]

Are questions about specific open source projects on-topic? I mean questions like: Why is project X the way it is and not other? Where can I get support for project Y? Why did project A split into B ...
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Availability of open source software for particular field of interest

Are questions about availability of free and open source software for particular field of interest on topic? I mean questions like "Is there FOSS for controlling the Space Shuttle?" and more generally ...
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Should “does statistical data for [X] exist” be off topic?

I have seen many questions where people have ask a question with this formula. I while it may be difficult to the person asking the question to find this data the goal of this website is not to ...
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Should we rethink software recommendations?

I've written an answer down below, that properly expresses my viewpoints. It can be found here. I while back, there was the following question: Do we want recommendation/shopping questions? The ...
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How to request the formation of a wiki?

Was about to add an answer to my question from yesterday, with a bunch of bullet points given on various IRC channels I was perusing in the last 24 hours. Wiki of arguments for open-source business? ...
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Can I put my inventions here?

I have 100s of inventions that has been sitting. Rather then letting them die with me can I put them here for review? Maybe someone else could make use of them?

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