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I was searching for some linux stuff today, and I came over

It seems very much like it is trying to imitate a StackExchange site, but I couldn't find anything at all on the page that said it were related to SA in any way.

Are they trying to copy/fake the StackExchange concept? Is that even allowed? And do anybody here even know about it (I couldn't find a single question here at meta when searching for linuxexchange...)?

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On a related subject, there is an SE2 Linux site: Unix and Linux – Michael Mrozek Jan 15 '11 at 1:46
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Seems to be a StackExchange 1.0 Site.

 <meta name="generator" content="StackExchange 0.9 (20100413135304-37b86aed49ad)">
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@Henrik P. Hessel: and what does that mean? If you for instance look at the "administrator" (, he describes himself as the "Founder of LinuxExchange". I didn't thing StackExchange sites had founders...? – Nailuj Jan 14 '11 at 23:00
Don't know if there's any information on SE 1.0 here on meta but there's a wikipedia entry on this topic – Henrik P. Hessel Jan 14 '11 at 23:03
@Nailuj: Prior to SE 2.0, anybody could start their own Stack Exchange site. So yes, they had founders. In a sense, SE 2.0 sites have founders too; they're the ones who participate in the Area 51 definition and private beta phases. – Aarobot Jan 15 '11 at 1:31
@ClausJørgensen Stack Exchange wasn't free previously. – Sathya Jan 15 '11 at 6:02
Thanks all, that cleared things up a bit :-) I wasn't aware of the licenceable SE 1.0 model. I still find it a bit strange though, that I couldn't find a single reference to SE anywhere on the sit, such as the faq (other than the tiny note in the page source pointed out by Henrik P. Hessel). – Nailuj Jan 15 '11 at 9:11
If the SE 1.0 license allows for it, it does not have to be strange - it is similar to how blogs do not necessarily mention which blog engine they run on. – Jean Hominal Jan 15 '11 at 10:56

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