The tag 'free' on stackoverflow is used with very different semantics:
- The Standard C
free()function to deallocate memory
- Free software, books, ...
- Other uses I may have overlooked
What is the procedure to disambugate these?
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We could change tags for the second usage of
On a more serious note, we could start employing a
gratis tag to cover the second case, but how many users are actually going to use it, or search for it, or even understand it? The tag
free is a more natural tag to use, and yes, this means that there will be some ambiguity because there are other meanings (like the
free() function, etc.).
I don't know that there is any good way or pressing need to disambiguate the different uses. Users can just focus on the question title or the other 4 (potential) tags on the question to figure out which
free the question is about.