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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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Let's use the tag "drm" instead of "digital-rights-management"

I propose to use drm instead of digital-rights-management. Reasons: It shorter. It is open to be interpreted as "Digital Restrictions Management", a term of importance for the Free Software movement. ...
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Will "software" be an implicit tag for every question not categorized in another way?

Prior to the beta launch, there was discussion of whether this site would be limited in scope to open source software. The strong consensus was behind an answer that argues: If the scope does not ...
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Tag [license] or [licensing]

I've noticed that we have two tags which essentially seem to mean the same thing: [license] and [licensing]. Which one should we keep? Or is there maybe a subtle distinction which might make it worth ...
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free-software, fsf, free-software-definition and other associated tags

For both the FSF and OSI we have a few set of related tags: free-software, fsf, free-software-definition osi, open-source-definition I created the two -definition tags, as I thought they were more ...
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Red Project, Blue Project, Small Project, Large Project? What's the Point?

I noticed these tags: large-project and small-project What's the purpose for these? P.S. Can we have puns for tag questions here too? (With this one, I tried...)
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How do we make sure that wording of questions and answers is kept unambiguous?

I'm seeing some questions and answers that contain ambiguous wording - for example, the use of "use" and "using" in the meaning of "licensing my software under a specific license" or keeping a project ...
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Floss Foss to become Floss?

As in many questions, floss and foss were deemed to be similar, if not the same (the difference being technical). Should we make these tags synonyms of each other?
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I don't like [free-software]. I like the definition though :) [duplicate]

We've got free-software. Use this tag for free software, defined as computer software that gives users the freedom to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, modify, and distribute ...
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Tag merge request: derived-works, derivatives, derivative-works

It seems the tags derivative-works, derived-works and derivatives are all used for the same thing. Should the latter two be superseded with the first? Should either of the first two be retained as ...
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Should [copyleft] and [share-alike] be synonyms?

Both copyleft and share-alike have the same characteristics. Share-alike is obviously also the name of a CC license component. Reading the tag wiki, it seems they refer to the same thing. Should ...
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Is [license-compatibility] the same as [compatibility]

I was approving edits in the Suggested Edits queue while I came across this: https://opensource.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/268 I approved it due to the description, we have a new tag. ...
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Should we have separate tags for license versions?

We currently have gpl, gpl-2 and gpl-3 tags. Is it useful and helpful to have these tags, or should we stick to only one tag for all versions. If we shouldn't, then can we make them synonyms? A ...
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Present your cases for a [case-study]!

Should we allow case studies? For example, should we look at the practices and results that other organizations or projects have taken, and sort of make case studies out of there. I'm proposing that ...
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Is this meta tag on topic & in scope?

On this meta site, we have the tags on-topic and scope. These would appear to be redundant. Could we set one as a synonym of the other?
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[tag:development], what's it for?

We have a good number of questions tagged development. I don't really get what it's for. The tag wiki explains Use this tag for questions regarding the development of open projects. So what are we ...
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Concern over unilateral and arbitrary retagging

The tag wiki is an important part of the information architecture of a SE site. It provides a dimension of navigation, and makes information about a specific topic findable by searching for the tag. ...
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Should [source] be eliminated?

source has only three questions in it, all of which are over a year old, and two of which are closed. I'm thinking that source should either be eliminated, or defined as a synonym of source-code. ...
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What tag to use for the unlicense?

There is a tag unlicensed-code though that is: Code which has not been published under a license and can be used only under regular copyright law. Is there an appropriate tag to use for questions ...
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How should the [open-source] tag be used?

This site has an open-source 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 ...
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Is the relicensing tag useful?

I think it would be useful to have the tag relicensing. Like we agreed for license-compatibility, I think it is better to have one tag like this than using two tags like license and license-change (...
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No [programming] questions here!

I think we should burniate or rename the programming tag. It has 4 (think about it! Only 4!) questions, all of which have been tagged with other tags. Does it describe the contents of the questions to ...
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Rename "stackoverflow" tag to "stackexchange"

I noticed that a "stackoverflow" tag was recently added. I believe "stackexchange" would be better. Following the recommendation in How to rename a tag? I ask for a moderator with sufficient ...
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Can we rename dual-licensing to multi-licensing?

It may not be common, but I'm raising this post to hear the community thoughts: From the dual-licensing excerpt (emphasis mine): Works can be released under two (or more) licenses, which may or ...
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To stop [licensing]... What?

We love licensing. Maybe, too much. So much that we've got 125 questions in the licensing tag! What more? We've got 13 tags dedicated to license related stuff. Sounds like a little much. Let's take a ...
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Do we want both proprietary-code and closed-source tags?

Curiousdannii remarked in chat that we have both the tags proprietary-code and closed-source. Their use seems to be very similar. Should we have both, or can we merge them in to one? An NGram search ...
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I can't create a tag with spaces

I create a question but I can't use a tag with spaces. Is there a way to create a tag with spaces such as development model?
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New tag: [developer-certificate-of-origin]

The Developer Certificate of Origin is a well-known (citation needed :D) mechanism, used when you need extra reassurance that contributions to a project are permitted. Unfortunately, some of the ...
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Let's have a new feature: No [feature-requests]!

On this post: Closing an inactive feature request? There are two tags currently on the question: issue-tracking and feature-requests. issue-tracking looks like an excellent tag to me, but then what ...
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Can we make tags have "license" in them?

Some tags like the gpl and mit are awfully short. For someone not knowing much in licensing, they will look ambiguous. Of course, this is clarified in the tag excerpts themselves, but the aesthetic ...
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Change tag linux-distribution to gnu-linux-distribution

The tag linux-distribution should be renamed to gnu-linux-distribution. Reasons: Virtually all distributions running the Linux kernel run a lot of software developed under the GNU project. See also ...
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