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Re: [dash-dev] IP Cleanliness question

Am 23.04.2012 19:24, schrieb Wayne Beaton:

> Alternatively, I think we can make the case that Stack Overflow
> contributions are CC-licensed [1] and treat the code similar to a
> third-party library. However, I believe that license compatibility will
> be complicated.

Here is some material to support this:

The text is a bit complicated; the four rules apply if you make a copy
of the site under a different domain. Since source code isn't HTML, the
only rule that applies is probably #2 which boils down to "add a link to
the question/answer where you got that code from"

How about I open an IP request so the lawyers can give a nod to the
rule? This would create a simple, safe solution for all Eclipse
developers because I bet that I wasn't the first one to wonder - I was
just the first one who dared to ask :-)


> [1] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
> On 04/23/2012 09:25 AM, Aaron Digulla wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I've stumbled over one of these corner cases: I copied 7 lines of code
>> from stackoverflow.com (http://stackoverflow.com/a/3758880/34088)
>> The code isn't an OSS project, it's not under a specific license and I
>> feel that it's not worth the effort to run this through the standard IP
>> process.
>> What are the rules when you copy a code example from a blog? I tried to
>> find some guidelines in the committer rules and IP process, etc, but
>> everything there is more suitable for "we want to fork some big OSS
>> project".
>> Regards,
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