# Who owns this website? Who were the founders? Why have PO and Physics.SE some common material?

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I see a website, Physics.SE which has copied everything from here. Why has this been allowed?

Who owns this website and who owns the other one?

asked Apr 10, 2015 in Support
recategorized May 1, 2015

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Physics.SE hasn't copied anything from PhysicsOverflow. PO and PSE have completely different goals, although we do (absolutely legally, with attribution) sometimes import posts from PSE.

PhysicsOverflow's registration information can be found here, and Physics.SE's here.

answered Apr 10, 2015 by (1,975 points)
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Upon request of a user,  PhysicsOverflow imports graduate+ level physics questions (and available answers at the time of the import) from some Stack Exchange sites (mostly Physics SE and MathOverflow), in accordance with the license conditions there. Some of the answers obtained here are fed back to SE in the fom of comments there.

answered Apr 10, 2015 by (15,458 points)
edited May 2, 2015

Nothing is fed back to SE. Dimension10's advertising comments were deleted. Look at the last action here and its broken.

Things are fine now.

@Mack: I can see his comment on SE and the link to PO works.

In a comment at http://meta.physics.stackexchange.com/questions/6727, John Rennie had mentioned that at the time the comment was written that Physics SE had 94 references to PO.

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Stuff gets imported because no one cares about physics overflow except a few people that only care about themselves.

answered May 2, 2015 by (-40 points)
edited May 2, 2015

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