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Here is another blog named Stack Overflow... What are the legal implications?

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that one is 'stack-overflow' or 'Stack Overflow' (with a space), this is 'stackoverflow.' its a fine line... –  akf Sep 4 '09 at 1:21
    
That blog was started back in 2006. Apparently. At least from what the archives tell. –  random Sep 4 '09 at 1:22
    
@akf: no, they are exactly same (despite the logo). See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/19609/meta-html-title/… The official names are: Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User and Meta Stack Overflow. –  Peter Mortensen Sep 4 '09 at 19:18
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No legal implications whatsoever - this programmer started his blog in 2006, two years before Jeff and Joel chose to name their project StackOverflow.

If anything, HE might be feeling a tad miffed.

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From that blog (entry on June 2007):

Well, it turns out that many of the visitors to this blog get here not because of the brilliance of my writing, but because they did a Google search on "stack overflow" often qualified by PIC, or MSP430 etc.

I wonder how that has changed over the last year!

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That's hilarious! –  donnacha Sep 4 '09 at 1:22
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Also, it looks like a pretty good blog if you're into embedded stuff. –  Greg Hewgill Sep 4 '09 at 1:22
    
Into having stuff embedded where, exactly? –  donnacha Sep 4 '09 at 1:24
    
That would be embedd*ing*. –  Greg Hewgill Sep 4 '09 at 1:25
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