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Which Stack Exchange site is most appropriate for asking software licensing related questions?

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marked as duplicate by Martijn Pieters, hims056, Charles, Rosinante, Hugo Dozois Sep 17 '13 at 18:48

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Depends. "What kind of licenses does company X use for product Y?" No, ask X. "What license should I use?" Not unless you list specific requirements. Otherwise it's just a list of licenses. "What is a software license?" No, you should do some research first. – Won't Sep 17 '13 at 17:25
The question I asked in StackOverflow got closed which prompted me to search for the proper place to ask – Harindaka Sep 17 '13 at 17:28
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With the caveat that none of us are lawyers, so you're essentially asking for free legal advice from unqualified strangers on the Internet. – Robert Harvey Sep 17 '13 at 17:22
@RobertHarvey You're sure that there isn't a single lawyer on P.SE? Although if there were, they wouldn't be on retainer, and thus wouldn't be legally responsible for any advice they may provide. – Servy Sep 17 '13 at 17:26
@Servy: I believe that at least in some jurisdictions they could be legally responsible for the advice they give, and because of this anyone who really is a lawyer who gives you free advice without knowing all the details is a bad lawyer because they don't even understand this. But IANAL. – Wooble Sep 17 '13 at 17:35
I'm surprised there isn't a StackExchange for lawyers and legal issues yet but then again I can understand why – aug Sep 17 '13 at 18:31

If the proposal gets accepted, that is. Now is your chance to make it happen ;-)

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