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Are SoloLearn projects open source ?

If NO. state your reason(s) If YES. 1. State your reason(s) 2. Why do we need to give credit 3. Why are the mods found of privatizing copied codes What is open source in computing ?

9/5/2019 2:58:32 PM


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I did not see/read any licensing thing, it's more of a ethical thing i think. Beside how can they allow copied codes. What if the code is copied from the site which does not allow code copying/use outside of site. For contents created by users, how would you feel a code created by you, is passed on by someone as their own, takes all the glory, win a coding challenge etc. On discovering that the code is copied, it's best to privatized it if not remove it.


If you mean the projects that we create.. Wikipedia said : Open-source software (OSS) is a type of computer software in which source code is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. So i think in case of copying codes.. The creator doesn't give rights to the person who copies the code which is why the mods remove it.. I hope i get the right meaning 😅


CodeX, obviously this discussion comes up now and then. In another place, we discussed the following method: Before you make your code public, save it as a private copy here at Sololearn, and never touch it afterwards, so that the date of last modification doesn't change. Put some suffix to the file name to help you remember. If ever a problem comes up, either because someone steals from you or - maybe worse - another person claims that YOU have stolen from THEM, you have a proof you can show to the mods.


Cbr✔[ Exams ] Then it's totally between you and your friend. You have to ensure that the talk of credit never comes up between you two. I said that because even between friends success can create issues later on.


no, they are not open source. there is no license that allows you to use other peoples code as your own whether it is to modify it or to blatantly copy. however, if you contact the original programmer on the project and explain what youre going to use it for, the worst thing that could happen is they simply say no; they might also let you use it with credit or just straight up use it in an open-source manner. So, no, SoloLearn projects arent open source but there are ways around it.


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~ swim ~ (not available on messanger) $hardul B Let say for example: I asked a friend to let me copy one of her popular codes and she agreed... Why do i have to give credit ? Cos her agreement made it an open source according to the link above PS: i didn't copied anyone's code....just wondering cos i believe (for no reasons ) that projects on here are open for everyone


Raziq Jan please don't spam. This isn't place to do chatting or messaging.


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When copying, even with modifying is not allowed, thats the way it should be I think. Some of the codes are hard work and its just not fair to copy without doing something for it. But Im wondering about, how can you secure your code? I mean, anyone can copy and slightly modify it and you cant proof that was copied from you.


Well i think depends on your friend.. If he/she asks you for giving credits you would have to... If he/she is ok you don't need to. But at the end after granting permission there shouldn't be any need of credits as the other user has gave you access 🤔


HonFu Yes I see, thats a good option, if you really dont touch the original code to make the date clear. But what if only the date is not what matters? What if the person who copied the code and modified, just claims that it might be a coincidence that the codes are similar, even your code has been created earlier? I guess it might be hard to proof that someone else could not have a similar idea to write a code. I think the more special the code is written, the harder its to copy and claim its not a copy, unless there is enough modification in it. A non removable copyright would be a good solution. ^^


Yeah, we can save any code or project that we open in Solo learn app(I don't know if this same in the website) available online. So there is a open risk of copying another's code and share it saying it's my own. But we have nothing to do if we want to complete challenges or share our code on the community. And forget about the policy.


Yes good to know there is a TOS which prohibits to copy codes and one can contact sololearn. I still guess its hard to see if a modified code is copied and even if it lools like, how to proof it. If its an identical unmodified copy and the owners uploading date is earlier, that might be the only way to see. I guess its harder to proof the ownership of htm/css than a programming language or other things where its harder to remove a copyright text. I could be wrong, just my thoughts.



Yes its a open sorce But if you need pro than you need to pay 69 odd rs


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I think yes


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