Suppose I propose a site. Let's say it is approved (xyz.stackexchange.com). Now, when it becomes full-fledged and 'independent' I know the content is licensed under creative commons so anyone can use it. However:
- Is there a concept of who is the 'creator' of the website? Who makes the decisions like what will be the final site name, etc.?
- Who earns from the ads on the website (or any type of monetization)?
a) When the site is in beta stage (still an SE site).
b) When the site is independent.
- Is it a usual practice that initial contributors (active participants, users with high rep) are 'stakeholders' or even rewarded in some way out of courtesy? Do people usually come together and form teams, and then start their own venture out of an SE site?
I am confused after reading the area 51 faq and posts like this one. I am very much interested to know about the process/options but right now I don't know enough to even ask the right questions, though this is a start.