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Is questioning the philosophies of the FSF, OSI, CC, etc. allowed here?

Yes, but this is not a place for arguments or discussions, or for discussing the views of particular people. Questions must be objectively answerable and have a clear scope. This is almost universal ...
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Is questioning the philosophies of the FSF, OSI, CC, etc. allowed here?

In other words, are people allowed to ask questions about the philosophies of the FSF, OSI, CC, etc. from the position of disagreement? Yes, but ultimately this is a Q&A site that seeks to ...
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Please re-open question "Does anyone curate a list of boilerplate terms-of-service?"

I want to offer ToS that respect users' freedoms and rights... ...list of boilerplate "terms of service" documents? IOW, it looks to me like you're asking for a pointer to a list of TOS ...
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How to request the formation of a wiki?

Such kind of open ended questions are simply not a good fit for the Stack Exchange model, no matter how they are phrased. Your question was closed because it asked for some resource, true, but your ...
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Copy-pasting old Stack Overflow questions

It's not inherently problematic that such questions came from Stack Overflow originally. You may simply judge these questions as you would any other other self-answered question. Does the question ...
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Asking about a possible license violation when I'm not sure what the rules are to begin with

I would say they're all bad, but (3) is the least-bad. The basic problem with them all is that they're not concrete, and trying to answer most of these questions in the abstract is somewhere between ...
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Posting a question asking for feedback about a licensing tool

I don't think anybody else is going to jump in on this, so I suppose I should. One strong requirement of a question here is that it must actually ask a question, so simply writing a posting ...
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Asking a question about an open source dataset of digitized correspondence

When voting to close a question, we actually have a specific reason that would apply to such a question: Questions that ask for off-site resources, or for a recommendation of an open source service ...
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Is questioning the philosophies of the FSF, OSI, CC, etc. allowed here?

Yes, I think taking help in understanding the justification behind philosophy and in building strategy for solving a major practical problem would be encouraged as far as it is: Framed in a ...
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