I don’t know if I just missed it up to now, or if it is a recent change, but the tag line for the help forum reads
For everyone who needs help with OpenStreetMap; Whether you are new or experienced, or if your question is technical, practical or legal.
Suggesting that legal questions can be answered in the support forum is not a good idea.
Not only is there a potential legal angle to that (because in most countries giving legal advice is a regulated activity), you further need to avoid giving the impression that the forum is a source of definite answers to legal / licensing questions to the OSMF except if the LWG wants to provide manpower to provide such guidance.
Naturally answering your typical “can I copy from google” question is OK, but they will turn up in any case.
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