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As far as I can see this has two implications for me and many other users:
If I post code snippets from my Apache 2.0 licensed project, I loose the permissiveness of my own license, because Stack Exchange is overruling this by the chosen Share-Alike license.
- I cannot use any of the posted code snippets in my projects, because the chosen Share-Alike license is not compatible with Apache 2.0
Any thought from Stack Exchange regarding these facts?
If an admin feels it's a meta question, please move it. But since SE has an open source site, we should discuss it openly and not hidden behind the meta walls.
- Must CC BY-SA be included for ideas and code taken from Stack Overflow?
- Is copy-pasting code from Stack Overflow an infringement to CC BY-SA 3.0 or is it considered fair use?
- Do Stack Exchange’s ToS mean that the user-generated content is double-licensed to them?
- Why is CC BY-SA discouraged for code?