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hotcool wrote

I'm not suggesting a formal policy, but recommendations for effectively named forums.

f/lignux is (I guess) clever but a clearer, more useful name might be GNUSoftware or OpenSourceSoftware

Again, clarity and inclusiveness is key to a successful forum IMO

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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

/f/lignux is about LiGNUx (Linux kernel, GNU, and articles related to LiGNUx in general), not OpenSourceSoftware nor GNUSoftware. If you want a general ”OpenSourceSoftware” forum, there's already /f/freeasinfreedom.

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hotcool wrote (edited )

It didn't occur to me that /f/freeasinfreedom was about software. I thought it had to do with works in the public domain or permissive software licenses (I didn't check).

It's another example of how cleverness obscures clarity.

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mofongo wrote

I don't think those names are useful, lignux is about the kernel, the different OSs and free software in general. If lignux is too confusing, the next logical choice is Linux or gnulinux.