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I wanted to make a website where users/visitors and come and ask question and get answers. Very similar to what we have here on Stack Overflow, but I want that for a local regional problems/queries.

I am planning to use Wordpress for this. I came across a plugin whose demo you can see at:


Now I really liked the plugin, before I use it I wanted to know if this is legal?

I have seen the "site design / logo © 2012 stack exchange inc" in the footer of stack overflow site which made me rethink about this.

I mean I won't have any copyright problems right?

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Ignore my off-topic vote, I did not read to the last sentence. – Time Traveling Bobby Mar 30 '12 at 12:47
Strongly related Wordpress Q&A plugin blatantly ripping off Stack Overflow design (spoiler, yep - same plugin). It was originally a carbon copy, but they've changed it since. – Tim Post Mar 30 '12 at 13:33
Hi Tim, nice read back there, so now with what they have changed, is it okay and legal to use it ? – Yasser Mar 30 '12 at 13:37
@Yasser I can't provide an official response to that, I'm not an employee of Stack Exchange. I just linked it in case people forgot that this keeps coming up :) – Tim Post Mar 30 '12 at 13:40
@TimPost yes that right! Lets hope some official spokeperson from stack exchange answers this one – Yasser Mar 30 '12 at 13:42

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If CSS, javascript & others aspect of the plugin are their (not copied from Stack Overflow), I think it is legal. There are many clones of Stack Overflow out there

IT is possible that it's copied, because I see that tags are exactly copied.

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