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Use Stack Overflow as the official support site of an open-source project

I have an open source question with a very reduced community, among other reasons because it is a relatively new project. The project's target audience is programmers. I think that more developers ...
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Is the Stack Overflow source code available? [duplicate]

Do the SO admins have any plans to release the underlying code for SO at all? I appreciate that the code may be part of their competitive advantage, but it strikes me that the underlying system would ...
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Will Stack Overflow's engine be (someday, or ever) open sourced?

Will Stack Overflow's engine become open source one day? Warning: Some of the answers to this question no longer apply to the current situation. In the time since the question was asked Hosted ...
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Will Open Sourcing Stack Overflow Destroy Our Business Model?

Warning. This discussion took place during the Stack Exchange 1.0 days, when FogCreek sold Stack Exchange licenses for a fee. It is worth noting that Stack Exchange licenses are still being ...
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What's the deal with the WMD editor?

In 2008 Jeff announced the plans for a wmd open source project, progress was made, then drobbins picked up for a few months and stuff seemed to progress for a while. Since then there have been 6-7 ...
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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)? ...
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StackExchange Data Explorer is going open source

We are almost ready to announce on the blog that we are open sourcing SEDE. Before we do that I wanted to get a bit of feedback to make sure that what we are doing makes sense and is easy to follow. ...
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Open sourcing Stack Exchange Android App

There are many feature requests for the Android app. I asked for like 4 features and others have asked for more features that aren't added yet. I know that the developers team might be busy fixing ...
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What about Tag images for OpenSource projects?

I know that the ability to put an image on a tag is one way that SO does advertising, but what about open source projects that don't have a commercial sponsor? Would it be possible to allow images to ...
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Is there any open-source code we can get for something similar to Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SO Clones? I've found that source code of http://stackoverflow.com is not open-source. What similar apps are there that have source code available?
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Will a clone force Stack Overflow to open source?

First, take a look at Shapado, an open source clone of StackExchange. While the site is far from mature, it is fast growing and active (if there are other similar clones, this question can refer to ...
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Classroom specific Stack Exchange site?

If I wanted to have a Stack Exchange site whose community is initially a single class, how could I go about it? I like the way Stack Exchange fosters a community and gives badges for ...
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What would you contribute (or try to) to an open sourced StackOverflow?

Most of the discussion has dealt with whether or not StackOverflow should be open sourced, but a more interesting question IMO is what tangible (ie. non-idealogical) benefits the community could hope ...
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running open source ads on 3rd party websites

As commented by @dlamblin on this question I would also be interested by the ads system of stackoverflow to be reusable on other websites. Would it be possible or a similar system does exist already?
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Where to ask for feedback on (Perl) CPAN modules?

Say I've written a new Perl module on CPAN (or open-source module in any other language). Is there an appropriate place, either on stackoverflow or any of the other stackexchange sites to ask for ...
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Is Stack Overflow build out of an open sourced framework or can it be open sourced? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Will Open Sourcing Stack Overflow Destroy Our Business Model? What was Stack Overflow built with? Stack Overflow is a very modern discussion forum, very fast and effective. ...