On all of the Stack Exchange sites, user contributions are licensed CC-BY-SA 3.0. It says so in the footer and links to the license itself:

user contributions licensed under cc-by-sa 3.0 with attribution required

However, on https://stackexchange.com/, the license is incorrectly called cc-wiki:

user contributions licensed under cc-by-sa 3.0 with attribution required

Note that the link directs you to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license page.

This naming error should be fixed.

  • Most likely an overlook, the text was changed at some point on all sites, but stackexchange.com runs on a separate code base so needs a manual update. Jun 13, 2016 at 8:14
  • @Sha It wasn't...
    – nicael
    Jun 13, 2016 at 8:16
  • @nicael yes it was, see my edit. Jun 13, 2016 at 8:17
  • @Sha Ah, that long ago... Yes, I don't even recall the change... In Dec 2013 I probably had a SO account with ~10 reps and nothing more.
    – nicael
    Jun 13, 2016 at 8:19
  • @nicael yeah, I also didn't notice the change when it happened, but as the question itself proves, it did happen... ;) Jun 13, 2016 at 8:23
  • @ShadowWizard I'm not surprised you didn't - who looks at the footer every day? Jun 13, 2016 at 8:25

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I updated the text, the change will be out in the next Stack Exchange deployment (build 7566). Be aware that we don't deploy that site as much as the rest of the network, so it will happen soon.

  • When will this deployment happen?
    – EKons
    Jun 13, 2016 at 11:05
  • @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος within 6 to 8 weeks
    – rene
    Jun 13, 2016 at 15:08
  • @ΈρικΚωνσταντόπουλος, Soon(TM).
    – Mark
    Jun 13, 2016 at 22:49

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