Firstly, I think that I understand the relation between Stack Overflow and Canonical and the roles of each one in the manage of Ask Ubuntu site. Here are some related questions:
- Does Canonical pay StackExchange to run AskUbuntu?
- Who owns Ask Ubuntu?
- Is Ask Ubuntu “official” Ubuntu?
In short, the site is made by community and for community, but some of users are indeed Canonical employees, so the site can be considered a kind of user support for a specific product, the Ubuntu's products in the case.
No problems with it, but I was thinking about and I haven't figured out any other SE site that works in the same way. There are any other one?
Besides, I didn't found any rule to propose a new site in Area 51 that works like a support page for a specific product and I'm curious about it.
What I mean is, if Apple contact Stack Overflow in the future to turn Ask Different in a official support channel, it would be possible?
If so, can I propose a SE site in Area 51 for my product and use it as a official support channel with my logo, trademark and specific rules (assuming that this product exists and it is popular for a specific Q&A site created following the rules of Area 51)?
There are some rules to deal with it?