I'd like to combine 2-3 existing SO answers (and add an icon and .desktop etc.) to create a small, but useful open-source (Debian) package. I can license everything under "CC-by-SA 3.0", which is the Stackexchange standard license for contributions AFAICT. However how do I go about copyright attribution? Do I have to track down the authors of the answers?

Is this possible or are stackoverflow answers essentially un-reusable in public-facing code? I suppose I could rewrite the code in question, but I don't feel this would be a productive use of anyone's time.

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    Link back to their profiles
    – Bart
    Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 10:24
  • I wonder if this is OK for a debian/copyright file... But good ideas
    – dan3
    Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 10:26


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