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what is full form of URL? [closed]

What is the URL? Can I use the same URL in all posts before posting? Sometimes posting in meta site requires 150 reputations or URL REQUIRED. I never find and notice a URL. This is nowhere in my sight....
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Refining question to not be a duplicate - status of old version control revisions wrt licensing

I have a question regarding licensing. There is one question that asks essentially the same thing, however, I'm not satisfied with the answers given. Can you help me refining my questions so that I ...
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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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How can I make my closed question on-topic?

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 ...". ...
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What are the canonical questions we've discovered?

We've created, appointed, or otherwise identified certain question/answer pairs that are the canonical answer for certain problems. These are answers where the community has said all it is going to ...
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Is it time for a list of canonical questions?

I notice that the "How do I make an open-source licence that forbids commercial activity" question came up again, as it does from time to time: Open source license for limited use Links to ...
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Are source-available licenses off-topic?

I just recently gave an answer on this stack exchange mentioning the relatively new, source-available, but not (strictly) open-source, Commons Clause License. The original question asks if it is ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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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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I found a question that contains an answer that is weak and/or may be wrong. Should this question/answer be moderated somehow?

I found a question that contains an answer that is weak and/or may be wrong. should this question/answer be moderated somehow? Here is the question I found: opensource.se: Is it allowed to ...
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Perceived inconsistency between question closing argumentation and help center topic specification

Scenario I appreciate the substantiation for the close vote. It leads me to recognize, in my opinion, a discrepancy between the close vote argumentation and the list of topics as specified in the ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Open Source's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank him for volunteering,...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Open Source Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on September 16 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on ...
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How technical can questions about forking a FLOSS project get?

In brief: I have some questions around forking a FLOSS project. They tend to start with a question of etiquette ("what's the right thing to do?"), but then stray into more technical areas ("how do I ...
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Has Open Source Stack Exchange Failed?

It's been over a year since Phillippe asked this question, and if you look today, 90% of the questions on OSSE are still technical questions about licensing. Certainly licensing is part of Open ...
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Do we need clarification of “Open Source” in the help page?

Following a discussion in the comments field of this question, I'm beginning to think that we need to clarify topicality in the help page. For some time now I've felt we'd developed a community ...
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How do I ask for a license recommendation?

I want to ask a recommendation for a license to apply to my open project. How do I ask these sorts of questions?
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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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Would this question about motivation for open source work be on-topic here?

What is the incentive for curl to release the library for free? (screenshot) was asked two days ago in Stack Overflow. In brief, it got an answer from the author of curl, made it to Hot Network ...
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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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Can I quote parts of a GPL license?

The GPLv2 header states: Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute ...
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Can we please stop downvoting off-topic and duplicate questions?

Folks: When someone's question gets closed as duplicate, off-topic, or similar, that's sad enough for them. We don't need to add insult to injury by also downvoting the question to give them a ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Delete duplicate questions

A confusion and duplication of questions is generated when looking for answers to questions about the Open source Software on the forum. This question is to admin to ask him deletion of duplicate ...
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How do we feel about answers presented as comments?

I don't want to start linking examples (because that's pointing a finger) but there is a definitely a (small but enthusiastic) group of users here who routinely answer questions in the comments field. ...
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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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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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Is it ok to take suggestion on an opensource project idea?

There're many opensource projects shut down because of less attention, less need, duplicate, and other reasons. People might want to take an opinion of others if it is worthy to spend time on any new ...
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Was I wrong to roll back this edit?

I rolled back this edit. There were two reasons. Firstly, the included text is not relevant, because it refers to modules compiled into a program ("if you were to incorporate them both in a larger ...
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Thanks to Mnementh! Also, what?

I understand from the edit history on our moderators pro tem post that we've had a (partial) changing of the guard. Let me start by saying that I know nothing about what's happened; but I think that, ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Is 'zealot' not nice?

Is using 'zealot' in a comment a violation of the be nice policy?
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Please re-open question “Does anyone curate a list of boilerplate terms-of-service?”

My question Does anyone curate a list of boilerplate terms-of-service? has been put on hold. I would like to counter the issues raised, and ask for it to be re-opened. I am also open to suggestions ...
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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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Reason to close “how to” question?

This question looks off topic to me. The problem is, I can't quite figure out what to put as the closure reason. It seems to me that "how do I do things with this tool that just happens to be open ...
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Broken link to SE's main page on the side bar

The side bar has a link to "more site stats" on SE's main page: The link seems to be broken. It points to https://stackexchange.com/sites?expand=true#opensource, which after a couple of seconds just ...
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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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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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Is it on-topic to ask how free/libre/open a product really is?

Is it on-topic to ask how free/libre/open a certain product is? While it’s often easy to know for software, it’s typically not so clear for hardware that ships with software. For example, think of a ...
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Alternative site name brainstorming

Since there are still many people unsatisfied with the current site name, I thought it would be good to have a centralised place for some brainstorming. If you have any ideas, please post them below! ...
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Would OpenSource like some other reposted SO questions?

Last year, someone on Meta.SO posted this request to save a perfectly good SO thread about licensing. SO has a LOT of these types of questions which are decidedly off-topic. But they're still some ...
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Beyond licensing

I feel that one of the main draws of Open Source Stack Exchange are discussions around licensing. These are of course essential to free and open source software but they are not all of it. How ...
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Featured question doesn't carry the featured tag?

Winter Bash 2016 is almost here - do we want to participate? has been featured for quite a while now. It's been nearly a month that it hasn't carried the featured tag. But for some reason, it keeps ...
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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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How do we feel about pedagogical questions?

By pedagogical question I mean an artificially-constructed question posed by a community member in order that he or she can then write a discussion, of the particular points raised by the question, in ...
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Keeping the community safely in the clear for legal issues

This is a bit of a follow up from this Open Source meta post. You don't have to read it, though you can if you'd like some background - but everything is covered here as well. I also meant to write ...
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Winter Bash 2016 is almost here - do we want to participate?

Like last year, I have an email from Stack Exchange, telling me that Winter Bash 2016 is ready, and will start on 19 December. Because previous years have seen such a positive response, the default ...
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Should answers be in first person or second person?

On most other Stack Exchange sites, answers are in second person. For example, if you ask a question of the form "Can I...?", your answer will be of the form "Yes/no, you can/can't, because you...." ...
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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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