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Is Stack Overflow open source? If so - where can I get the source code?

If not - I see some people using it: how did they get it?

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You can get your own "Stack Overflow" from - you can be up and running for free to give the platform a spin.

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Umm.. is there no free options? I mean how did you guys get a hold of it? – drozzy Mar 18 '10 at 1:44
Stack Overflow was the original site, and they developed it. There is no free option available. – waiwai933 Mar 18 '10 at 1:45
Hm.. methinks I heard them talking about open sourcing it. Or maybe im crazy. Anyways thanks. – drozzy Mar 18 '10 at 1:51
@drozzy: @JeffAtwood (creator and co-founder of Stack Overflow) did pose the question of open-sourcing a while back -… – Sampson Mar 18 '10 at 1:54
Wow, it seems that question was beaten to death already... well I guess the only way for me to get something like this is to make it myself. Thanks! – drozzy Mar 18 '10 at 2:02
@drozzy: Keep us updated! It's a massive undertaking! :) – Sampson Mar 18 '10 at 2:27
@drozzy: you can also take a look at some open source alternatives listed here: – Chico Sokol Jul 15 '15 at 1:34

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