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What is up with the source code license on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I know this has been asked several times. I've read the responses. I'm still very confused. What are the legal requirements for using samples from SO in other projects? If there are requirements, ...'s user avatar
35 votes
8 answers

I'm worried about Stack Overflow content licensing [duplicate]

Strongly related: Do I have to worry about copyright issues for code posted on Stack Overflow? It appears that all the submitted content on Stack Overflow is licensed under the Creative Commons (CC) ...
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What should I do when I see copyright violations posted on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

As prompted by NullUserException อ_อ, I'd like to try get a definitive moderator view on what is the appropriate action when a user spots an obvious copyright violation on Stack Overflow. To be clear, ...
David Heffernan's user avatar
11 votes
1 answer

Code at Stackoverflow under any license? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I have to worry about copyright issues for code posted on StackOverflow? A very basic doubt: the answers that are quoted on SO, do they come under any license? Is it OK(/...
2 votes
1 answer

What happens with my full program's copyright when I publish some code on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

In order to better show my situation, I sometimes publish the offending source code. Also, I like to publish the fixed code once the problem is solved. I feel it's a way to thank the community for the ...
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2 votes
1 answer

Is it okay to use code from users answers? [duplicate]

Let's say I have this python code. It has an issue, so I'm going to ask about it on Stackoverflow. >>> print "Hello SyntaxError: EOL while scanning string literal. Them user comes along ...
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8 votes
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How does the stackexchange licencing work when you are the author of the questions? [duplicate]

My coding is getting to the stage I am starting to think about publishing with a GPL licence when I use version control like github. I thought of the GPL licence because it is free and therefore seems ...
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40 votes
4 answers

CC-by-SA vs MIT - The 2016 battle

Stack Exchange is announcing the change from CC-BY-SA 3.0 to MIT License and the chaos has emerged. After a few hours of research, I've concluded that I've been breaking the law (license) since the ...
Marco Aurélio Deleu's user avatar
25 votes
3 answers

By posting a selection of previously written text here, are we waiving our copyrights to the excerpt?

Posts on Stack Exchange sites have a Creative Commons license applied. However, on Writers, people will post snippets of their own writing for critique purposes. Does that mean that if I post a ...
Goodbye Stack Exchange's user avatar
19 votes
6 answers

How should a SO answer be credited when used in an open-source project?

I've looked through a few of the questions about the licensing of posts on SO, but haven't found any really satisfactory answers. Can an answer be used in an open source project (with an MIT license)? ...
VirtuosiMedia's user avatar
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0 answers

FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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2 answers

Propose license choice checkbox between CC BY-SA and CC BY

Questions have been asked about this, and possible solutions discussed, but I can't find an actual feature proposal. Software licensing is a big deal, and when I post to stack overflow, I as the ...
djhaskin987's user avatar
16 votes
2 answers

How can we avoid the pitfalls of CreativeCommons in code snippets?

Creative Commons is a great license for a wiki, but it's not a good software license at all. Is it the case that all code snippets are under the same license as the rest of the text? I commonly say "...
Micah Hainline's user avatar
-15 votes
1 answer

Is This Code License Compatible with StackExchange? [closed]

I want to ask a question on Stack Overflow but before I post code, I want to make sure the license I want to use (which is similar to many Open Source licenses) is compatible with Stack Exchange sites....
Shawn Eary's user avatar
9 votes
2 answers

Posting MIT licensed code

To my understanding from various Q&A here on meta (reference at the end) every piece of code posted on a stackexchange site gets published under the Creative Commons License. A user on codereview ...
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