curiousdannii
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Alternative site name brainstorming
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Free & Open All the benefits of FOSS with less acronym and less software-specificness!

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Are FAQs on-topic?
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FAQs are generally considered on-topic on every site,* and I see no reason why they shouldn't be here. That doesn't mean they're good questions, but the commonness of a question or the lack of ...

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Questions about general copyright law should be off-topic
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We've discussed general copyright questions before, and generally agreed that they're off-topic. But that doesn't mean that every question must necessarily be about strictly FSF and OSI approved ...

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Alternative site name brainstorming
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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 ...

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More site name brainstorming - Part III
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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/...

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Should we copy questions from the GNU GPL FAQ
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Leaving the licensing question entirely to the side, no we shouldn't. We're in open beta now and we don't need any more 'seed' questions. We have enough people and momentum now to post questions that ...

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Beyond licensing
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It's a tricky question, because we have to keep to our topic - related topics that apply equally to completely proprietary software development don't belong here and should be asked on other sites. ...

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Make the site about Open Information!
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I don't like "Open Information". I think it has the connotations of open knowledge banks/ontologies etc. Which, in regards to their licensing, would certainly be ontopic here! But it suggests too ...

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Is it on-topic to ask how free/libre/open a product really is?
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These questions are on-topic IMO, but if the asker doesn't show effort in trying to answer it themselves then the questions will deserve to be downvoted, possibly even heavily downvoted. For example ...

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What's the policy on editing "technical" terms?
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I've proposed that on this site terms like 'free' and 'open' must be considered to be synonymous except in the rare questions that are directly asking about the subtleties of their 'official' ...

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Should we copy questions from the GNU GPL FAQ
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I just noticed that the question linked about is not just based on the one from the FSF FAQ, but is copied word for word, with no attribution given. This is plagiarism, and is absolutely not allowed. ...

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Are Source Visible Questions On Topic?
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This site, from the very beginning, has always been about the Free and Open Source movement, as marked out by the Free Software Definition and the Open Source Definition. We allow questions about the ...

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What should our site-description be?
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I really dislike starting with 'organzing', but can't really explain why... here's an alternative based a little on my wording for the on-topic page. $SiteName is a question & answer site for ...

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Should we allow license comprehension questions?
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Yes we should. The Law site doesn't allow legal advice questions, and neither should we, but they do allow questions that ask for a legal explanation. Legal advice questions are really a specific ...

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Create a help/on-topic page specific to this community
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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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Let's not answer FAQs
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Under this line of thinking we might as well block anyone from answering questions which already have an answer, because the first answer must be sufficient, right? No. The whole methodology of the ...

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Reason to close "how to" question?
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Is there a way I can write blogs on medium but still have those version maintained on github. There's a tiny chance that this could be asking about the licensing of the Medium site and whether it ...

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More site name brainstorming - Part III
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The Commons More commonly used in the non-software world, but it could be okay.

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What should the Tour's '(Don't) ask about' section contain?
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Any reason we shouldn't base it on the on-topic page? I've made this community wiki, so (after discussing in the comments) edit this if you think it can be improved. Ask about... real ...

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Are questions about Open Data and Open Standards on-topic?
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Questions about the history, philosophies and licenses of Open Data and Open Standards are on-topic. Questions asking for recommendations, using some data/standard, explanations of the Standards, ...

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Vote Early, Vote Often!
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I think we need many more down votes now. There are lots of unresearched questions which are being voted into the skies. Yes FAQs are allowed here, but they don't necessarily deserve your up votes.

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What are the canonical questions we've discovered?
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Proposed canonical question: How can a "crayon" license be a problem? Bruce Perens (co-founder of OSI) has coined the term "crayon license": I've been calling these "crayon ...

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Revisiting custom close reasons
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Questions that ask us to recommend Free/Open software, libraries, media, services, or other resources are off-topic, because in general no one will be able to find what you're after faster than you ...

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To stop [licensing]... What?
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Aside from thinking that multi-licensing should be made a duplicate of dual-licensing (ie, swapping what's the canonical tag), I think all of these tags with more than one question are needed, and are ...

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Open Source is leaving beta
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How about we now finally change the name so that Free Software doesn't feel excluded? Previous discussions: Alternative site name brainstorming More site name brainstorming - Part II More site name ...

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No [programming] questions here!
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I agree, and I've edited the tag out of those questions. Thanks!

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What are the canonical questions we've discovered?
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Proposed canonical question: How can a project be relicensed? I've found out that the license I picked for my project does not quite do what I wanted it do (bad research). Now I want to ...

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Are questions asking for the copyright status of something on topic?
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What is the copyright status of X? Questions The copyright status means the author, country and date of publication, whether it was published by an individual or company (relevant for copyright ...

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Should we rethink software recommendations?
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No, because it splits the focus of the site. We currently have a well focused site, and I think adding in software/media recommendations would end up being a thoroughly distinct part of the site. ...

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Should very general questions that can be answered with no more than quoting external resources be on-topic?
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I think it should be closed, but not because it's too easily answered, but because it isn't about our topic. Just because something is associated with the free/open movement doesn't make every ...

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