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From Henri Yandell <he...@yandell.org>
Subject Re: Using content from StackOverflow
Date Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:35:07 GMT
I don't see why that's not assumed on the users@ list. Our license does not
make a distinction between the two.

Looking on recent posts on commons-user@, I see code shown within 3 threads
and a 50 line test case within 6 threads.

Hen

On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 6:13 AM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:

> The expectation is we only accept code which is volunteered and donated.
> Such code on the "dev" lists are assumed to be; not so much on the users@ones
>
> On Apr 28, 2014, at 8:47 AM, Nick Burch <nick@apache.org> wrote:
>
> >> On 27/04/2014 22:09, Chip Childers wrote:
> >> It seems like most of the talk about using StackOverflow is for end user
> >> support.  Would it make more sense to adjust the answer to "yes for end
> >> user support, but not for project contributions"?
> >
> > User support can involve code. For many projects, there are lots of
> people on SO who are not on the dev list, but who know a lot about the
> project, and who offer support on it on SO. These people may well end up
> posting code which fixes bugs, provides a testcase, provides an enhancement
> etc. I believe it's these kinds of code snippets that are of interest,
> which is where this kind of debate stems from.
> >
> > (If someone contributed a test case or enhancement in the course of
> support on one of our mailing lists, then there's clauses in the Apache
> license that cover it. The problem with SO is that these code snippets
> aren't covered by that, but are by default covered by the SO license which
> isn't by compatible)
> >
> > Nick
> >
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