Shog9 has added free and alternative back to the list of disallowed tags and also added free-software. free and free-software guide the user towards gratis and open-source.
It turns out that disallowed tag entries are culled automatically if they aren't triggered for 90 days. Our experience shows that this isn't ideal: our undesirable tags came back. Maybe ...
The alternatives tag is a meta tag.
it should be banned and burniated.
Good questions, will provide examples of what as program that is similar to what they want.
So most questions will deserve this tag.
(Community Wiki, Please feel free to edit this to provide arguments in favour of the banning of the tag.)