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How can an open-source project share web site ownership?

How, with no company or non-profit organization to own an open source project, can I arrange for the project community to hold the ownership of the web site, vs. one person. Simple in theory, but ...
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Should a repository also serve as the project's website (at least for small projects)?

This is a more philosophical question, but such questions are allowed here. As we all know, there are various free project hosts. The common feature for probably all of them is the ability to link or ...
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How can I deploy an open source web app that hosts user data?

I'm thinking about developing an open-source web application where users can enter trips that they have done (touristic or commuting) and then view statistics and maps created from this data. From the ...
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Am I personally liable if user data from an open source web application is stolen?

I'm thinking about developing an open-source web application where users can enter trips that they have done (touristic or commuting) and then view statistics and maps created from this data. If I ...
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How can a repository host comply with a foreign takedown order ethically?

Item C2 in the Free Software Foundation's Ethical Repository Criteria requires that a repository host, such as Savannah or GitLab, "not discriminate [...] against any country". How can this be done ...
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Where is an Open Source repository required to be hosted?

Where is OS software required to be available at? If I didn't want to use GitHub or Bitbucket, can I simply put it on my website? Where does the code have to reside in order to meet OS licensing? ...
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How common is it to run an open-source project on GitHub that will render on a website?

Several questions surrounding this topic, all related: Are there any security issues with creating an open source project that will run on a website that you host? How do you host a website for an ...
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Organizations providing hosting for the technical infrastructure for FLOSS projects where the software hosted is itself FLOSS?

I've started a couple of small free open source software projects and am working on the technical infrastructure that supports communication, project planning, source code hosting, etc for these ...
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Does Sourceforge have a default licence?

There's an abandoned project on Sourceforge that I want to change. I downloaded the source files but there was no license files and the source files did not contain license headers. Does Sourceforge ...
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How to store our own fork of a project to ensure pulling fixes and contributing back is as easy as possible

I work at a small company in a small IT department. We use Visual Studio Online (the Team Foundation Server flavor of VSO) to store our source code. We're interested in deploying an open source (GPL ...
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Can I trust project-hosting websites after Sourceforge? [closed]

Sourceforge was once the number one in project hosting for open source projects. But things have changed. And some things Sourceforge does are worrying. The adware injected into binaries of Open-...