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Why separate code and non-code licensing?

The rationale for the license change proposals is at least somewhat clear: i.e. to reduce legal concerns of using code from answers in software that may use incompatible licenses. However, what seems ...
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How do I thank the community?

Let's say I'm working on this really complicated application and I took help from quite a few Stack Exchange sites on the way. How do I thank the network/community? Are there any badges/buttons/...
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Add an indicator for the license to code blocks and a tool to copy code with the proper attribution

I think it is a fair assumption that a large number of people using Stack Overflow and other programming SE sites don't understand or don't even think about the implications of the license when using ...
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In the first two relicensing proposals, why did Stack Overflow try to use the Terms of Service to change the license requirements?

In this post, Tim Post laid out four things that Stack Overflow was looking to get out of a license: It has to protect our contributors to the point that they feel comfortable contributing. This ...
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Why should the new code license be permissive instead of copyleft?

Currently (and, I assume, since SO’s/SE’s existence) all user-generated content is licensed under a copyleft license. In the discussions The MIT License – Clarity on Using Code on Stack Overflow and ...
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What are the current (2018) license terms for code found on SE sites?

Back in January 2016, this Meta.SE post announced an upcoming license change for use of code taken from SE sites, to take effect in March of that year. (That post was a followup to this one.) There ...
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Can the new license potentially end existing rights to old content?

Under the old cc-by-sa 3.0 license, Stack Exchange's license to show contributions is potentially perpetual, but violating the license, it gets revoked. This follows from the definition of "You": "...
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What are the attribution requirements for using Stack Overflow code provided by users before 2016 for non-money-making purposes?

Back in 2015 I posted a question in Stack Overflow, asking how to accomplish something in JavaScript. A few people replied, and in the end, I used a line or two from two or three replies. And after I ...
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Why is Writing SE displayed as 'Writers' on Area 51, but not on the actual site?

When you look at the Area 51 proposal for Writing StackExchange, it displays as Writers. But, when you head to the actual site, it gives its name as Writing. Is this because the name has been edited ...
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Short code snippets licensing on Stack Overflow

Just how long/non-trivial does code have to be before the CC license apply to it? (for Stack Overflow answers) For example, I would assume that if someone posted a long function, then the code would ...
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How to indicate "useful" vs "agree/disagree" on site metas?

This problem just came up on a site meta: A user commented on a question, I can't decide whether to upvote because this is a good topic or downvote because I [disagree with the proposal]. So, ...
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Remove meta.SE reputation changes from voting to allow everyone to participate like normal meta sites [duplicate]

Many people have come to Meta to vote and comment on the proposed changes to the license. However most people coming from other sites don't have enough reputation to down vote answers. This completely ...
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Why is the vote down privilege at 100 reputation instead of 125? [duplicate]

Meta Stack Exchange has the voting down privilege awarded at 100 reputation, rather than 125 reputation like the rest of the network. Other meta sites also require 125 reputation. Why does it take 25 ...
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Which negatively voted question has the most answers?

Out of all the negatively voted questions on SE, which one has the most answers (at the time of this post)?
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Voting mechanism for feedback questions [duplicate]

The recent license posts The MIT License – Clarity on Using Code on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange and A New Code License: The MIT, this time with Attribution Required generated some confusion over ...
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