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Acknowledging code review contributions in academic projects

In the context of academia, consider the following scenario: a person, such as a PhD student or postdoc, shares parts of their code related to a scientific project on this platform and receives ...
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How closely can code on this site be copied into other projects?

I understand that code found on Stack Exchange is under a Creative Commons License. This stipulates that any projects using the code must be shared with same (or compatible) license, and the author ...
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Change the licensing of code in Code Review contributions to GNU GPL

It seems that one of the community's main aversions to changing from the current CC license, to a more permissive MIT license, is the idea that people seem to not want to simply give code away. ...
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Change the licensing of code in Code Review contributions to MIT

One of several problems of having a creative commons (CC) license for code generated on Code Review, is that it is incompatible with major software licenses. Your project would have to either have to ...
Amani Kilumanga's user avatar
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How do I properly give attribution to code found on Code Review?

If I have a project that I uploaded to GitHub and I bring one of the classes to Code Review, how should I go about giving attribution to any improvements I decide to use in my code on GitHub? The ...
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Posting code with different licence [duplicate]

Can I post a question about some of my code that I want to have a different licence under? Say I want someone to review my code but have it posted so that a license covers it for not to be re-used or ...
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How should i mention the licence of my code? [duplicate]

When posting code to be reviewed (for instance code that already has been pushed on a github repo), how should I mention the licence of the code ? I definately can't put the licence notice in the ...
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Should we reconsider the code ownership policy?

This question of mine (10k required) was put on hold with the explanation This question does not appear to be a code review request within the scope defined in the help center. Please see the ...
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Which licenses are compatible with Code Review?

It is should be well known that code posted to Code Review are licensed under CC-BY-SA. I am wondering: Are there any licenses that are compatible with this licensing? Is it possible to use one ...
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Under CC BY-SA 3.0, will SE give me the source code if I wanted to imitate the Code Review beta for in-house purposes?

I was wondering, since the license aligns with being able to use the layout / design, as long as credit is given, if I would be able to see the source code of how to program the question/coding format....
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Can I put my code on a third party site and link to the site in my question?

Is it OK if I write a question and include a link to GitHub/Pastebin/other similar site instead of putting the code here on Code Review?
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Why is only my own written code on-topic?

I tend to disagree with point #2 on the Help Center: Did I write that code? I believe any code, written by one self or anyone else should be eligible for code review. Many a times, you're ...
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Copyrighted code with copyright notice

This question has code based on copyrighted code, and the copyright is still in the provided code: ...
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Suggested edit breaks license due to pastebin

I am not a lawyer. I am reviewing a suggested edit where a user created a jsFiddle from the code in someone elses question. I believe this breaches the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license that the code in the ...
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Put into FAQ: "Will submitted code be licensed under the copyleft CC-BY-SA?"

Put into FAQ: Will submitted code be licensed under the copyleft Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) license? I really want to know this! Since the CC-BY-SA is a copyleft, viral ...
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