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Acceptable to ask → build → self-answer a question for open source?

In the order given, I think that should be OK – and fully within the rules: At the time you asked there was no solution, nobody gave you one, so you worked it out for yourself and then answered your ...
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Should we have higher standards for what consitutes appropriate disclosure than the rest of the network?

I basically agree – though I wouldn't close/delete an answer based on that. Stating "my"/"our" etc. the poster already gives a certain disclosure (if OTOH the poster tries to hide the fact, posing as "...
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Are self-written applications welcomed here?

Yes, I would say it is OK, as long as you clearly say that you are the author. If the goal is really to increase your skills and thus you make the result open source, then it is actually even more ...
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Are there any guidelines for answering with your own software?

This site doesn't have a specific policy about answering a question with your own software.¹ Follow the general Stack Exchange policy and guidelines on self-promotion (whose current wording evolved ...
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Acceptable to ask → build → self-answer a question for open source?

In the order QUESTION->BUILD->ANSWER it is perfectly OK, and actually a great thing to do, even if it is not open source. In the order BUILD->QUESTION->ANSWER, I would say it is OK if the software is ...
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Say I posted a question some time ago and ended up writing the solution myself, can I add it?

Sure you can, you are even encouraged to – see Can I answer my own question? in our help system. About open-source vs. proprietary: it should of course be open-source … if the question requires that (...
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