I just read an interesting article with the title We’re in a brave, new post open source world. The article goes into the evolution of Open Source movement and the numerous licensing policies. On particularly notable phrase I saw read as follows:
…if you use someone else’s code revision from Stack Overflow, you would have to add a comment in your code that attributes the code to them.
What this means is that, if a developer uses a snippet of code taken from StackOverflow, and fail to add such an attribution, then technically the project might be in breach of StackOverflow license. I am curious how many organisations actually check this.
The whole article is a good read.
Original Article: We’re in a brave, new post open source world — Medium