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For questions about closed-source software and how it relates to open source.
Questions about or relating to the Java language, platform or virtual machine. See the JVM (Java Virtual Machine).
Questions for the retention and building of community audiences, as well as the contributor and developer communities, that concern open projects.
For questions about the Mozilla Public License (MPL), a license created and maintained by the Mozilla Foundation.
Questions about GNU Project (free software, mass collaboration project) or GNU Operating System (a Unix-like computer operating system composed wholly of free software).
For questions relating to Creative Commons' Attribution (CC-BY) license.
For questions about applying open source principles to hardware design, including schematics, HDL source code and integrated circuit layout data.
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 about the process of publishing free/open projects, involving decisions such as whether to provide binary builds or which packaging system to use
For questions about the terms used in the field: their use, effects, and meanings.
Questions about the enforcement of a license; or what to do when someone violates the terms of a license
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.
Questions about the definition of free software according to the Free Software Foundation
Questions about the linux-kernel, a popular kernel of GNU/Linux operating system.
For questions about ownership of any component within an open project, including but not limited to, rights, intellectual property, and copyright.
For questions about the various distributions of the Linux OS, such as their origins and specific impacts on the community.
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 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.
a superset of copyright, and also includes patents, trademarks and trade secrets.
an open project or license concerns the specific use or interaction with an Application Programming Interface (API).
For questions about the Creative Commons "CC0" public domain dedication that allows copyright holders to place works in the public domain to the extent legally possible, worldwide
For questions about security practices as applied to open source software.
For questions about restrictions on open licenses, and for questions about placing restrictions, or handling restrictions with open projects