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A facilitator is responsible for the animation and management of a community. Users who have been attributed the ‘facilitator’ role have the responsibility and authorisations to manage the community membership (in case of a closed community...

A federated forge is an existing repository of open-source software that exchanges information about its open-source software projects with the Joinup platform, creating a pan-European federation of Open-Source Software repositories. In...

FLOSS stands for Free/Libre/Open-Source Software. According to the Free Software Foundation, free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it means that the...

A forum is a communication tool that community members can use to create forum topics and comment on them. Any member of a community can create a forum topic and comment on them. The community facilitator has the authority to remove unwanted...

Some license agreements grant considerably more rights than most End User Licence Agreements (EULA) provide. A free software license grants the right to modify and redistribute the licensed software, both of which would ordinarily be forbidden by...