[Development] Stack Overflow Documentation

Sze Howe Koh szehowe.koh at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 16:35:56 CEST 2016

On 21 July 2016 at 19:04, Mitch Curtis <mitch.curtis at qt.io> wrote:
> Hello.
> Stack Overflow Documentation is now in Beta. You can read more about it here:
> http://stackoverflow.com/tour/documentation
> It is much more accessible than our contribution system, so I see a lot of documentation/example contributions going there instead of to Gerrit.
> I also wonder if we should consider the popularity (i.e upvotes) of the pages there when we decide which examples to create and add to our documentation.

That makes sense to me. Another similar metric is how often a question
gets asked at our forum, although this is a bit hard to count.

> I wonder if the licensing is such that the frameworks like Qt can benefit from the content by "upstreaming" it into their own documentation.

According to your link, Stack Overflow Documentation contributions are
licensed the same way as regular Stack Overflow, i.e. CC BY-SA 3.0.
We'll need a legal expert's input to be sure, but from what I
understand we can't relicense CC BY-SA 3.0 material under GFDL 1.3...

(Perhaps we can ask Stack Overflow for an exception?)

> I'm interested to hear what others think about this.


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