10 votes
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Does Sourceforge have a default licence?

No, just because the software is hosted on SourceForge does not mean that it is open source. In the United States (and many other countries), works are protected by copyright and the author must grant ...
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7 votes
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How common is it to run an open-source project on GitHub that will render on a website?

Are there any security issues with creating an open source project that will run on a website that you host? Not any that wouldn't be a concern for any other site. You should be extra careful to ...
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6 votes
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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 would suggest the following: Fork the project on github. Having a fork on github is needed for much of its infrastructure around pull requests. Having a fork on github makes everyones life easier. ...
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5 votes

How to store our own fork of a project to ensure pulling fixes and contributing back is as easy as possible

I would suggest simply using GitHub. Its UI and paradigm is aimed specifically at what you want to achieve. Presumably you are already fetching the original project directly from GitHub, so you have ...
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5 votes

Should a repository also serve as the project's website (at least for small projects)?

For many projects, a README is all that is needed in terms of a website. Since repository hosts like GitHub or Gitlab will display that README rendered nicely, a website wouldn't add much. This is a ...
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4 votes
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How can an open-source project share web site ownership?

You've already realised that digital credentials are the easy part of the problem to solve. They can be held by multiple people, each of whom can then perform authoritative activites with them. ...
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4 votes
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Am I personally liable if user data from an open source web application is stolen?

You are likely liable if applications that you run and operate, that store user-supplied data, have that data exfiltrated. The exact nature of the liability depends on the applicable jurisdiction(s): ...
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4 votes

Can I trust project-hosting websites after Sourceforge?

Your trust level of any service is up to you. Do you trust GitHub? Do you trust your ISP? Do you trust your own machine? If you do not trust GitHub, where do you host your code? An alternative like ...
3 votes

Organizations providing hosting for the technical infrastructure for FLOSS projects where the software hosted is itself FLOSS?

Sure, there are a bunch. Some are better than others for certain things, and some omit features that you may or may not need, so there's no one direct answer. But here are a few useful things to ...
3 votes

Where is an Open Source repository required to be hosted?

Different licenses have different requirements, but those requirements typically fall in these categories No requirement to distribute the source code. This is most common in permissive licenses that ...
2 votes

Where is an Open Source repository required to be hosted?

If you are the sole copyright holder: You don’t have to distribute the source code at all. Even if the license you chose says that the source code must be provided to people that received the ...
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2 votes

How can a repository host comply with a foreign takedown order ethically?

I'm going to assume that your ethical criteria are the same as the FSF's. I observe in passing that the FSF is not just focussed on traditionally-repressive regimes; one of the two C2-class failures ...
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Where is an Open Source repository required to be hosted?

The OP has clarified that (s)he means "if I start my Open Source project, is there somewhere in particular I have to host it in order for it to lawfully be Open Source", and that seems a question ...
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