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I found this website on the web for 'Data related questions'. Is this some sort of related website, a clone, or otherwise? Is it legal?

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Unleash the lawyers! ;) – squint Jan 13 '12 at 23:53
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That site runs on OSQA, a Stack Overflow clone. It's not related to the StackExchange network.

I believe it is legal, that site has their own content and aside from copying the layout of StackExchange, they haven't actually lifted any actual code. See Am I allowed to make a Stack Overflow clone?

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Thanks Brandon, I saw your linked Q but I thought it was worth asking. Looking round the site, I noticed they've imported some content: osqa.net/2010/03 is that allowed, do you know? – Pureferret Jan 13 '12 at 23:21
All of the content on SE sites is under a cc-wiki license. – Wooble Jan 13 '12 at 23:29
The SE cc-wiki license requires attribution -- I just skimmed their homeschoolhelpdesk.com website and couldn't find a single attribution -- but the content there didn't look like it was the usual SE-level of quality either, so perhaps they "undid" their database import. – sarnold Jan 14 '12 at 0:13

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