Yesterday, I learned about a feature of the SE sites which was new to me: tag-warnings. It appears to me those would be a perfect match for licensing and open-source, since both tags often indicate the asker may be going to ask an off-topic question, which could be better asked on Opensource.SE (or sometimes Law.SE) instead.
Since only CMs can enable those, I would like to follow the protocol to request them, which means to post the request here on Meta. As a suggestion for the warning text, I think we could start with parts from the tag info texts:
Licensing questions on Software Engineering are limited to general use-cases of software licenses: any specific questions about the legal enforcement of licenses (like, for example, suing people) is off-topic: consult a lawyer instead.
For questions about open source licenses, opensource.stackexchange.com is often the better place to ask, since their community has specific experts for this topic.
- This tag is for asking about designing programs that interact with open source software.
- Questions about open-source licensing are off-topic. You may ask questions about open source licensing on [opensource.stackexchange.com].
As Thomas Owens noted in a comment, we also have some tags for specific licenses, where exactly the same warning text as for licenses could be used. Here are the ones I could find so far: apache-license bsd-license, creative-commons, mit-license, gpl, agpl, mpl, lgpl. I also found two other tags which I see in the same "likely off-topic" category, they could get a very similar warning: copyright and legal.
So what do you think?