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re: The truth about using Stack Overflow || Copy & Paste Developers VIEW POST

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Copy+Pasting code might get the company you are working for into legal (and financial) trouble if you are just blindly copying the code, without knowin what it is and where it comes from. Companies developing programs, let it be for the enterprise or for automotive industry, have to check and provide evidence that their product is complying with the licence conditions of the libraries and source code they are using. And this includes open source code too, where the freedom to use it free of charge might be due fulfilling several conditions, These conditions might be as simply as just mentioning in the release documentation of the product, that a given code was provided by ACME Ltd. , but in certain cases might be more challangeing like publish your product's own source code, which companies would like to avoid, since it would mean giving away their hughe intellectual know-how for free.

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