I am not suggesting that case-by-case is preferable for FLOSS. I agree that there are probably some very good ways to address articles about FLOSS projects as an entire class.

My concern is that FLOSS as a class is not the only category of articles where the current guidelines present difficulties. So my question is, can the definition of sources useful for preventing the self serving cat articles you use as an example by made general enough to qualify new sources for FLOSS and other subjects where journals/articles aren’t so useful but in a continuous fashion rather than as an unending series of exceptions?