kdopen
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What should our site goals be?
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I have posted more than one answer to this, from different viewpoints. First, from a purely business PoV, I think there's a good case for us adopting a goal of 'fostering' open development. SE ...

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What should our site goals be?
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In another answer I argued for the fostering stance from a business perspective. In this one, I'd like to address the "philosophical" side of the question. In the world of FLOSS (i.e. software) there ...

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Custom close reasons for this site?
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One which immediately comes to mind concerns maintaining the neutrality of this site. There are numerous groups in the open/free movement (FSF, OSI, CC, Apache, etc) which often differ on ideological ...

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Can we rename dual-licensing to multi-licensing?
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8 votes

Technically correct, but 'dual-licensing' is (I think) the commonly used term.

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Can this site run on the proprietary platform SE?
1 votes

The answers seem self-evident Specifically to this part: Can this site, ..., run on a proprietary platform (SE)? It seems to be doing OK so far, as are all the other sites in the SE network. SE ...

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Isn't 'Is there research about [X]?' the same thing as 'I want an external resource'?
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My initial instinct is to agree. But then, your second statement is overly broad when you say "on the network" (even assuming you are referring to the Stack Exchange network). The Software ...

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How much should we allow editing of closed but answered questions?
1 votes

As the poster of the question under discussion, I would point out that I was more interested in seeing the underlying question asked than its specific wording. So by and large I am not unhappy with ...

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Are technical questions about specific software that happens to be open source on-topic?
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I was actually contemplating this last night while looking at another FLOSS project. I think the specific question you cite should be off-topic - there are other sites where it could be asked and ...

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How many of us regularly contribute to open source projects?
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My experience came in the process of taking a complete proprietary operating system from closed to open source, including license selection, IP cleanup, backend server setup, documentation, dealing ...

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Bad questions, or bad understanding?
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6 votes

It's worth remembering that on Area51 we only had question titles to guide us in selecting what we did and didn't like. Fully fleshed out questions may not fulfill the promise of their titles, and we ...

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