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Questions about or relating to the Java language, platform or virtual machine. See the JVM (Java Virtual Machine).
For questions about the usages and roles of patents within open projects. This can concern protection of projects/patents, and their implications in licensing, projects, and usages.
for questions about creating either a private or competing version of an existing open project.
For questions concerning the use of linked libraries such as DLLs and linked JARs.
For questions about the management of content or resources within a project.
Use for questions about the collaboration aspects of developing open projects
For questions about files containing the text of a license distributed alongside or within an open project.
For questions that relate to the Python programming specifically
For questions about generating revenue from an open project
Questions for the retention and building of community audiences, as well as the contributor and developer communities, that concern open projects.
The public domain contains works that have no copyright on them, either because the author dedicated it to the public domain or because copyright has expired.
For questions relating to Creative Commons' Attribution (CC-BY) license.
For questions about the process of publishing free/open projects, involving decisions such as whether to provide binary builds or which packaging system to use
Questions about the linux-kernel, a popular kernel of GNU/Linux operating system.
Questions about the definition of free software according to the Free Software Foundation
For questions about the information about a project, specifically the documentation of the source code. Questions can relate to best practices, procedures, policies and more.
For questions about the terms used in the field: their use, effects, and meanings.
A binary file is a computer file that is not a text file. In this context this means a program that instead of being source code is compiled for a specific architecture and cannot (easily) be read by …
For questions about applying open source principles to hardware design, including schematics, HDL source code and integrated circuit layout data.
For questions about ownership of any component within an open project, including but not limited to, rights, intellectual property, and copyright.
Intellectual Property is a superset of copyright, and also includes patents, trademarks and trade secrets.
Questions about the enforcement of a license; or what to do when someone violates the terms of a license
an open project or license concerns the specific use or interaction with an Application Programming Interface (API).
For questions about the various distributions of the Linux OS, such as their origins and specific impacts on the community.
A plugin is a piece of software that extends another piece of software via an internal interface.
For questions about security practices as applied to open source software.
For questions relating to law or registered trademarks of software projects. When asking a legal question, be sure to make note of the relevant legal jurisdiction in your question.
For questions about exceptions to open source licenses
For questions about the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike) license