What are the types of questions that can be asked here vs Open Source SE? Is there any overlap? Do we want to answer open source questions?
On-topic for Law:
- Statutes or court decisions
- Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory
- Legal process and procedure
- Historical legal applications
- Dealing with legal professionals
On-topic for Open Source:
You've come to the right place if you have questions about:
- the history and philosophies of the FSF, OSI, CC etc
- understanding, applying, and complying with Free & Open licenses
- how communities collaborate together to produce, distribute, market and sometime monetize these projects
- what license to use for a specific situation - but please read How do I ask for a license recommendation? first
But there are some questions which should not be asked here:
- if you want to know how to use some software, or how its code works (ask on Super User or Stack Overflow)
- if you would like recommendations for Free/Open software or media (ask on Software Recommendations)
If a question is on-topic for one site, it isn't automatically off-topic for all others. In fact, even if a question would be better on one site, it isn't automatically off-topic for all others. Remember that the same question on different sites can get wildly different answers.
So here's my recommendation:
- If a question is on-topic for Law but it is also on-topic for another site and it would likely get faster or better answers then please comment stating that it can also be asked on that site.
- If a question is off-topic for Law and it is on-topic for another site then unless it's uncontroversial then please close as off-topic, and then either comment letting the asker know that the other site exists, and once it's closed, optionally flag it for moderator attention. The off-topic closure reason should probably be something like "I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it has nothing to do with law but is on topic at *some other site*".