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Free & Open All the benefits of FOSS with less acronym and less software-specificness!


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Free/Libre/Open Keeping another descriptive option in the running. An alternative to just "Free & Open". (See wolftune's original suggestion and rationale).


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Open Source Our current title. Decently catchy, generally well understood. Some FSF supporters might think it excludes them, but we will explain carefully in the description that it doesn't. A downside is that it sounds at first to be limited to software. This isn't perfectly the case - some other things also have source files. Again this can probably be ...


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Free, Libre & Open Basically the same as F/L/O, but with less slashes. (TimPost suggested "Libre, Free & Open" but I think the words flow better in this order.) @ArtOfCode suggests "Free/Libre & Open"... write in the comments which you prefer


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The best solution is "FLO" as in Free/Libre/Open (it can be spelled out that way with the slashes too). It's the adjective part of FLOSS and it doesn't spell out a known word, so it's a unique and recognizable term. "Open Source" is largely software-specific, so if we want to cover beyond software, FLO is the best overall term. Here's a full explanation of ...


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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 life fast enough, is the organization and marketing of projects. If we continue to broaden the scope, the name change would be detrimental to the site's ...


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Pull Request This name is short, catchy, recognisable a large portion of people who use the site, and does not imply anything specific about what kind of "open source related" questions can be asked.


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Open Source I vote with keeping the name we have now. To quote Richard Stallman's in depth discussion on the topic: Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software The term “free software” is prone to misinterpretation: an unintended meaning, “software you can get for zero price,” fits the term just as well as the intended meaning We are trying ...


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The Commons More commonly used in the non-software world, but it could be okay.


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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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Something else None of these answers are right and limiting ourselves to Free & Open something is not the best idea.


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Free and Open Works As suggested in a comment by Greg Bray. And this is some more text to prevent Community from converting my answer to a comment. Again.


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Free & Open (as originally proposed by curiousdannii and highly upvoted back then) This Stack Exchange site is about all things free and open. Why would it need to be “free & open something”? Adding a noun changes the grammar and changes the interpretation of “free”. We want “free” to be understood as in freedom, not as in free beer. This works ...


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Something creative for the title Look at Seasoned Advice, Arqade, and indeed the original Stack Overflow. These are interesting names that create their own sense of community, independent of any philosophical disagreements chefs, gamers and programmers might have. Something simple and inclusive for the URL Seasoned Advice is simply cooking.stackexchange....


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Free/Libre & Open Source "Free/Libre" gives clear idea that we are talking about free as in speech or freedom "Open source" is about production and development model. Things to note: When above terms are applied to software, It becomes Free/Libre Software and Open source Software. This community is not limited to software only (not ...


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Open Projects I'm actually new here, but after reading this description of the site I think it gets the point.


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Free & Open Just putting it here to see how it fares. If the SE staff deem to explain in detail why they think it won't work (such as whether they tested the name in context or out of context) then we can consider what they say then, but until then, lets keep it in the running.


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