I asked two open-source tagged questions that were closed. I've had some discussion this morning, and I'm told anything legal is closed on open-source. I was not proposing any legal action in my questions, just seeking to understand mine and others rights with the common open source licencing agreements.
I need to know what the rules of the open source licences I choose so I can communicate with other coders who want to join with my code. This falls in "practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession" from the FAQ. Operating under an open source licence of some sort is a problem unique to the programming profession in open source hobby software projects. I did a search of the FAQ for the word 'legal', and it was not in the FAQ except at bottom of the page as a link to the Stack Exchange user agreement.
I have edited all four of my last four questions which includes these two tag open-source ones and my two iOS HIG guideline questions.
I'd like some support in being able to ask questions again as I'm question banned for four closed questions in a row. I also would like tag open-source to be more clear as to what is a good question for that tag as many seem closed that seem to meet the FAQ element I mentioned above.
The first paragraph of the tag wiki as it stands now is particularly misleading:
"Open source software is software distributed under an open source license. Such a license specifically allows anyone to copy, modify, extend and redistribute the source code without paying royalties or fees to the original authors. Many open source licenses require that the source code is released for software that includes (modified) portions of the original open source software."