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Off-topic reason restricts to software

Proposed wording: off-topic: This question does not appear to relate to open source, within the scope defined in the [help]. (Changed wording in bold - the final close reason will not require bold....
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Free Software in the description, please?

Just so that there is some history here (cause everyone loves history, right!) The term "free software" is older, and is reflected in the name of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), an ...
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Free Software in the description, please?

This site is not solely about software. I'm rather partisan of keeping it simple. Definitely keep “Open Source” as the site name. Mention somewhere in the description that this includes all free/...
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The title of Open Source should be changed to Open License

I disagree. With a scope that is ever changing, it is pre-mature to request name changes. Not all questions on this site will be about licensing. One of the main focuses, which sadly isn't coming to ...
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Can somebody make a licence → license tag synonym?

Since no one on the site has the 1250 reputation required to suggest a tag synonym (And no one would have for at least a few more days). Your best bet would be to flag for moderator attention, and ...
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Create a help/on-topic page specific to this community

I'd like to suggest a different approach than what I've seen on most sites: rather than just having a list of topics I think it would be wise to first define the core topic which this site is about. I ...
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Free Software in the description, please?

Free/Libre Software and Open Source software are two groups which overlap rather a lot, but not entirely. Any software licensed under the NASA Open Source Agreement is Open Source, but not Free. The ...
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Free Software in the description, please?

Free software is the beginning of discussing the phenomenon as a concept (free software/open source software was existing before but wasn't noticed as such). The term open source was coined later and ...
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Free Software in the description, please?

I think we should definitely have "free" as well as "open" in the title and/or the description, and ideally also "libre". This site is not about free/libre/open software and not about free/libre/open ...
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The title of Open Source should be changed to Open License

Open License would be a different site. Anyone who wishes to see an openlicence.SE can propose it on Area 51. The site we are presently building is opensource.SE and that is not subject to change.
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3 votes

Create a help/on-topic page specific to this community

Basically in general... Any question related to licensing libre/open source projects Any question related to the marketing of libre/open source projects Any question related to the organization and ...
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3 votes

Off-topic reason restricts to software

Proposed wording: off-topic: This question does not appear to be about open source concepts, within the scope defined in the [help]. (Changed wording in bold - the final close reason will not ...
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Can we change "open source software" to "open source" in the placeholder text?

I think FreeRadicals suggestion is good, but it would be better this way: What's your question about open source or free culture? Be specific. This way we avoid the word software altogether and ...
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Can we change "open source software" to "open source" in the placeholder text?

I think it should be changed, but "open source" is not the solution, as the accepted meaning of "open source" is "open source code" (i.e. software source code). We need to broaden this site's scope ...
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Can somebody make a licence → license tag synonym?

Well... licence will now always become license. :D
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