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Basically, I started by visiting Stack Overflow to ask questions, I thought you could ask anything but then realised that it was only for programming and there are sub-sites like:

  • math.stackexchange.com
  • raspberrypi.stackexchange.com
  • superuser.com

Which all pretty much have the same defining UI (although, some are unique to the topic).

So my question is this:

Does someone own the entire sites, or, are there individual people who think of a topic which could be useful or popular and decide to open it by themselves following some StackExchange rules?

  • Site proposals start at area51.stackexchange.com – Sathyajith Bhat Nov 25 '12 at 17:41
  • @Sathya So when a user proposes it, and, it get's accepted... Do they become Admin of that particular proposal? – Phorce Nov 25 '12 at 17:51
  • no, they don't. Stack Exchange Inc owns the site. The content is licensed under Creative Commons. – Sathyajith Bhat Nov 25 '12 at 17:55
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Does someone own the entire sites, or

The sites are all "owned" by Stack Exchange Inc. All user contributions are licensed under Creative Commons(with attribution required).

are there individual people who think of a topic which could be useful or popular and decide to open it by themselves following some StackExchange rules?

It's not done by a single person - the steps include:

  • Propose the site topic on Area 51
  • Define the site topic
  • Gain commitment to the site by fellow users.

You can read the requirements for proposing, defining, commitment & launch process over at the Area 51 FAQ

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