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I can't create a tag with spaces

Spaces are not allowed in tags. Use a hyphen, like development-model.
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Floss Foss to become Floss?

Let's make foss become floss!
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Will "software" be an implicit tag for every question not categorized in another way?

I would be of the opinion that "software" as a tag would become overused and cumbersome and ultimately completely useless (like a "computer" tag on Superuser).. It'd make more sense to tag non-...
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Let's use the tag "drm" instead of "digital-rights-management"

I think that is a good proposal. The reasons: drm is short to type for anyone who knows it the longer forms can be synonyms, so anyone who knows the longer forms can still use autocomplete the ...
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Concern over unilateral and arbitrary retagging

On this particular example I've rolled the edit back. The licensing tag was on the fence there: it's valid to think either it should be there or it shouldn't. Since that's the case, side with the OP ...
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Can we rename dual-licensing to multi-licensing?

Technically correct, but 'dual-licensing' is (I think) the commonly used term.
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free-software, fsf, free-software-definition and other associated tags

I think we should keep the fsf and osi tags. Both organizations are very important players in the FLOSS community and do far more than just maintaining and defending their definitions. Further, I am ...
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Concern over unilateral and arbitrary retagging

Wow. Are you for real? I've noticed several instances if unilateral and arbitrary retagging Retagging is unilateral by definition, unless it's done via a suggested edit. Arbitrary is an accusation ...
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Are licensing posts going to dominate Open Source?

Although we are not surprised that licensing questions are popular and frequent, we agree that we need to see more questions from other areas of our scope. I think a large part of the current bias is ...
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Red Project, Blue Project, Small Project, Large Project? What's the Point?

I'm am going to remove these tags. Not only don't they seem to serve a purpose, the questions that use them are not about being "large-projects" or "small-projects" at all.
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Tag [license] or [licensing]

This subject space is better expressed as licensing. Question about a specific license might pick a narrower 'license' tag, but when folks are talking about licensing concepts in general, it wont be a ...
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Tag merge request: derived-works, derivatives, derivative-works

Let's keep derivative-works and make the other two synonyms. It is the clearest and searchable out of the three. The other two can still function as redirects. If something gets tagged with a synonym, ...
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[tag:development], what's it for?

The extended tag wiki gives us a little more information: The development of open projects must take into account a number of things, including financial and human resources. I'm thinking this tag ...
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Will "software" be an implicit tag for every question not categorized in another way?

We should have a software tag and use it consistently. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like this site to become a place for more than just software. By making software an implicit default tag, ...
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Is [license-compatibility] the same as [compatibility]

We should only use license-compatibility Out of the currently 4 questions tagged with one or both of these tags, none of them is about anything other than license compatibility. Out of the two tags, ...
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Do we want both proprietary-code and closed-source tags?

No, we don't need both. Make closed-source a synonym of proprietary-code
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Change tag linux-distribution to gnu-linux-distribution

I'm not even sure if linux-distribution is good. I understand that distribution might be used more for problems while distributing your work, but at least something like software-distribution should ...
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Change tag linux-distribution to gnu-linux-distribution

Please don't do this. Tags are the main categorisation mechanism of the site. Their job is to separate questions into broad categories. Tags should be broad. There are 3 main problems with this ...
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How do we make sure that wording of questions and answers is kept unambiguous?

SE sites are for the public to find answers to their questions. As such both questions and answers should use language that people can understand without needing to consult a glossary. If a term is ...
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Are licensing posts going to dominate Open Source?

In the core, something being open source is is decided by attaching a license. Without a license everything else falls in the domain of project management, programming problems or something else. That'...
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Present your cases for a [case-study]!

I'd like to see these, but people here would have to accept that they are a slightly different genre of question. In a case study, a more detailed answer may be required, and the questions may be a ...
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Is this meta tag on topic & in scope?

The tags that you mentioned are created way before people ever come up on meta (that is, by the system itself). on-topic: To signify and figure out whether a certain genre of question is allowed. ...
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Should [copyleft] and [share-alike] be synonyms?

They aren't exactly the same terms, share-alike is broader. Copyleft includes the content to be free, while share-alike only demands sharing under the same terms, even if the term itself are non-free. ...
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To stop [licensing]... What?

There are very few questions tagged licensing that are not tagged with a more precise, better other tag. The questions that are, all have in common that they are about how to apply licenses. There are ...
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Can we make tags have "license" in them?

I doubt tags like gpl and mit look more ambiguous to newcomers than they are (which verson gpl and which MIT license?). If they do, I doubt that, for example, gpl-license would be more clear to a ...
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I don't like [free-software]. I like the definition though :)

It's not a very populated tag (4 questions) and they all could be changed to -definition IMO. I currently see no reason not to merge.
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How should the [open-source] tag be used?

This looks like a meta-tag, at best. And as you mentioned, virtually every question on this site should about open source anyway, so it would be pointless. Burninate it!
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Let's use the tag "drm" instead of "digital-rights-management"

Let's not. As I said in a comment above, there are plenty of people who won't know what DRM means, but will know the full phrase. When typing digital... in the tag auto-completion box, drm won't come ...
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Change tag linux-distribution to gnu-linux-distribution

Technically, linux-distribution is a broader tag than gnu-linux-distribution, since the latter includes distributions that include Linux but not any GNU software (that's common in small embedded ...
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Tag [license] or [licensing]

To me they seem to be used for the same thing. Even if there were a subtle nuance this doesn't seem reflected in usage. Maybe redirect one to the other?
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