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How frequently should I say "I am not a lawyer"?
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It may matter less whether you are a lawyer than whether your answers in themselves constitute legal advice. While attorneys can get in trouble for providing bad legal advice, my lay understanding is ...

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More site name brainstorming - Part II
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Free & Open.xyz Pro: Moonshot factory Google's doing it Con: Led by beloved and universally distinguished Sole Head Dreamer Nelson “Big Head” Bighetti Joke name Seriously, no

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More site name brainstorming - Part II
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Free & Open Community Pro: No limitation of scope compared to just "Free & Open" Leaves the definition of the community out of the title Con: Fairly vague May carry the ...

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More site name brainstorming - Part II
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Free & Open Development Pro: Many things are developed Could even refer to the development of the "free and open" community itself Nod to the origin of the movement in the (software) &...

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Alternative site name brainstorming
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Libre & Open Source (Tim Post recommended it and now we can vote on it.)

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When will it be appropriate to start electing/appointing moderators?
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This question indicates a lack of understanding about how the beta process works. Beta sites do not have moderator elections. They have moderators Pro Tempore, whose invitations are chosen by the ...

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Vote Early, Vote Often!
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It should be made clear that this advice applies mainly to questions, which is implied but not explicit (emphasis mine): ...the expected number of upvotes for a question of a given level of ...

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Should we allow "What's the difference between <license A> and <license B>" types of questions?
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I think you're correct that other sites can do the job better than we can, when it comes to comparing two licenses in their entirety, and I like your idea of building a canonical question about ...

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What should we name our chatroom?
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License to Chill (The real question is, is this a James Bond joke or a Beastie Boys joke?)

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Are getting started questions relevant here?
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Most of these sorts of questions should (and, I think, will) be closed as too broad. There are a million different ways to "get started" with something and Stack Exchange is not the platform for that ...

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Is open source limited to software?
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No way! As was previously discussed on the Area51 proposal, we should be looking to accept questions about the application of open source principles and models, whether or not they involve software. ...

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