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Is it okay to use Stack Overflow as a code sample repository?

I recently saw a Visual Studio extension called Developer Assistant that simply grabs code examples from various places including Stack Overflow. The tool shows the code samples only, and allows ...
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Is it okay to use Stack Overflow as the support forum for a product or project? [closed]

I recently saw a question about a problem (or possible bug) with some product on Stack Overflow. At first, I wanted to suggest that the asker post his question to that product's support forum. When ...
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Can I use Stack Overflow as a product support community? [duplicate]

Before I start this may be a possible duplicate of this thread I was thinking about open-sourcing a framework I've built up over the years. Probably on github or google code but I really dislike the ...
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Reach out to Generation D Systems about outsourcing their support to Server Fault

Recently on Server Fault we have a user who is answering questions about SecAst (SecureAsterisk). The thing is, the FAQ on their site (section 30) says: I downloaded the free edition, how can I ...
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Policy for use of Stack Overflow as an open source support Site

Suppose there is a completely open technology that applies to many platforms and languages alike and in parallel. Suppose the promoting the use of such technology is done with addressing specific ...
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SO as libSpotify's support page

Let me start with a small "disclaimer" that I actually don't really know what Spotify and libspotify are. I assume them to be some audio-sharing/audio-selling site and a common library created to use ...
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The WSO2 tag is descending into anarchy [closed]

I know what you're thinking. Egads! How did such a thing to come to pass? Or, more likely, Why won't that Ben person just shut up? Well, it's a story of derring-do and glorious deeds uncountable, or ...
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Product support redirects to Stack Overflow

Saw this in the reopen queue tonight Does allow port 80? The question is closed as off-topic/general-computing and the OP apologizes for having to post it here. Sure enough, that is ...
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Is it ok to use Stack Overflow to ask questions about a proprietary framework? [closed]

At our company, we have a proprietary stack made of a Java framework, a JavaScript framework and an Eclipse plugin. We use this stack internally, and sell it to some clients who wish to use it to ...