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Creating an internal Stack Exchange for proprietary questions?

Can I still buy from StackExchange to create a site like mathoverflow.net for local intranet use?

I think this option has been removed, just want to confirm. What are the other options that I have?

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marked as duplicate by yhw42, Pops, Martijn Pieters, Toon Krijthe, Bo Persson Nov 2 '12 at 15:19

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Options closed. New options: blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/04/changes-to-stack-exchange – Ladybug Killer Aug 12 '10 at 13:33
Okay, so there never was an option to completely own the site yourself? Something like pay the one time fee and then handle everything yourself. – Lazer Aug 12 '10 at 13:39
no, such an option was never available. The code is not available, StackExchange would still have been hosting and running the application themselves. – devinb Aug 12 '10 at 14:04
Options on options: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/57644/… – Ladybug Killer Aug 12 '10 at 14:42

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We no longer offer a subscription service to host Stack Exchange sites nor do we license the software for private use. All of our sites are created through a democratic, publicly-driven process. You can read more about that process here: http://area51.stackexchange.com/faq.

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Technically, we still offer enterprise level private use, but the price tag is something that a big bank might buy. – Michael Pryor Aug 12 '10 at 13:59
@Michael You do? Then you should let your teammates know :) I remember somebody claiming to be from a really big organization asking here whether the option was still available a few weeks back - the answer back then was no. – Pëkka Aug 12 '10 at 15:01
@Michael, I believe @Pekka is referring to this question. – Pops Aug 12 '10 at 17:59
Now that I read that again, it's almost exactly the same. Voting to close this one as dupe. – Pops Aug 12 '10 at 18:02

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