Is the Stack Exchange engine that powers Stack Overflow available to download or install internally for an enterprise or company?

I think Stack Exchange's engine is very great and could be very cool to use for internal enterprise patterns and practices, like the engine of Wikipedia.

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    Alternatively, some stack exchange clones are free/open source.
    – dim
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 8:36
  • Once they are implemented, Stack Overflow Channels might become an alternative to Stack Exchange Enterprise for those wanting a simple private Q&A.
    – Palec
    Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 14:50
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    how about a public facing, enterprise version for questions relating to that enterprises developer community / api?
    – Yusufk
    Commented Apr 10, 2018 at 15:58

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Stack Overflow for Teams is free for 50 users

If you aren’t familiar with Stack Overflow for Teams, it combines the best features of the Stack Overflow platform with features tailored for teams and companies who need a private knowledge sharing and collaboration platform such as Articles, Collections and integrations. Check out our Product Tour page to learn more about these features.

It is free for up to 50 users.

  • No credit card is required to start your Team, and it’s free forever.
  • Our Free plan includes ChatOps integrations to Slack and Microsoft Teams.
  • We have invested in a guided onboarding process to help admins and users experience value quickly and efficiently.

We have 3 other paid plans with additional features:

  • Basic - includes the same ChatOps integrations as free and offers SSO and additional support options. The maximum number of users is 250.
  • Business - same features as Basic plus long-form content (Articles), GitHub, Jira and Okta integrations, the Collections feature, and a usage and adoption dashboard. Unlimited users.
  • Enterprise - same features as Business plus additional hosting, securing, and support options.

You can find the most up to date pricing for those plans here.

If you prefer a more public-facing site, we have 150+ sites to help support your developer community. But if you cannot find a Stack Exchange site in your area of interest, we have a place where you can propose one. "Area 51" is a community-driven process where groups of experts come together to build new Q&A sites that work just like Stack Overflow. You can read more about the site proposal process here.

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    Does the enterprise edition use the latest engine and get all the improvements as they happen or is it the old white label 1.0 version? Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 15:49
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    @LoremIpsum Stack Overflow Enterprise has been updated to use the current version of Stack Overflow. With a dedicated Enterprise team, they have also added features which are unique to the Enterprise environment. Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 15:44
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    @ArtOfCode Unfortunately no. I don't believe there is fixed pricing available. Pricing depends on the requirements and hosting arrangements needed by the customer. Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 15:46
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    Great ! Is the new Documentation feature available in Stack Overflow Enterprise edition? Thanks
    – Romain
    Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 12:50
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    @RomainX. We definitely want to offer it in Enterprise, but Documentation is still early in development, so we want to give the Documentation team time to get it right in public beta... and then we'll look at a timeline to incorporate it into our Enterprise product. Commented Sep 21, 2016 at 13:09
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    @RobertCartaino Is there a mailing list or blog one could sign up to/follow for announcements of things such as when Documentation is available for Enterprise? Commented Dec 1, 2016 at 11:55
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    @Binarytales Most of our major announcements are posted to blog.stackoverflow.com. Commented Dec 1, 2016 at 12:05
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    If I want a "more public-facing site", but wish to host it separately / wrap a website around it (no problem attributing credit to Stack Exchange, on the contrary really) - is the Enterprise solution for me or not? Thanks! Commented Dec 24, 2016 at 22:26
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    @RobertCartaino multilanguage is possible? or only English?
    – Oray
    Commented May 14, 2017 at 17:28
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    @Oray I don't see a reason the software couldn't be used for a non-English audience, but translating the UI to other languages is not currently on our roadmap. And the administrators it would need to speak English to effectively communicate with us regarding any sales or technical support issues. Enterprise does not have dedicated support staff for non-English audiences. Commented May 15, 2017 at 16:28
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    @RobertCartaino are you aware whether an Educational version of Enterprise for use within Universities is available? We are interested in promoting the use of sites like StackOverflow with students.
    – selig
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 19:30
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    Stack Overflow Documentation project was stopped, @Romain. Probably, you will not see anything similar in Stack Exchange Enterprise anytime soon.
    – Palec
    Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 14:47
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    @selig, There is an (pseudo) Educational version of Teams now meta.stackoverflow.com/a/367590/4099593 Commented Jul 12, 2019 at 4:29

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