I've seen quite a few questions about licensing on SO (and asked one myself, yes) and most of them seem to be closed as off-topic or at least frowned upon. So my question is, are they off-topic?
The FAQ states:
... matters that are unique to the programming profession ...
As it seems, software licensing seems to be pretty unique to the programming profession... but two other points arise as I think about it:
- They're legal questions most of the time, but we — at least most of us — are not lawyers.
- They have the potential to be subjective, or at least not 100% answerable.
So, do I need to close my question as off-topic?