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re: Overall, a fantastic post. However, the section on the license of content from Stack Exchange has errors. Per the post that you linked to, the rol...

Thanks for your comment. Yes, you are right the StackExchange MIT license appears to have never been implemented though in the end they required attribution regardless of the Creative Commons or MIT, so it may not have really made much difference in the end from a practical standpoint.

Thanks also for the mention of the threshold of original. That's a very good point and one I hinted at when discussing things like StackExchange and speaking about large portions of code that are easily attributable to them. Copying a handful of lines of fairly standard code doesn't really necessitate attribution.


Regarding the "threshold", see also this blog post.

You may also have a look at my blog post about Stack Overflow code snippts in GitHub projects.

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