I would like to create a tutorial/book/materials on a using a Virtual Layer in QGIS. My aim is to expand the QGIS's documentation with practical examples, demonstrating the usage of the VL in solving real problems.

Since the GIS SE is a place where I can find plenty of good examples on this particular topic (many of my answers involve the VL), I was wondering if I can/may/allowed to include questions+answers related to the Virtual Layer into my educational materials? Or I am breaking some legislative rules and the authors' copyrights.

For instance, in this reference "Do I have to worry about copyright issues for code posted on Stack Overflow?", it seems that the Creative Commons (CC) plays a key role, but I am not that much convinced and adamant after reading that thread. Moreover, I am not sure whether the same rules are applicable to a typical GIS bundle(description, text, pictures, code, and a sample of data) in comparison with a pure code shared over Stack Overflow.

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    Feel free to seek collaboration via the GIS Chat Room, and link from there back to here, but that part of your question is not about the GIS Stack Exchange so I've deleted it from your question.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Dec 7, 2020 at 22:46
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    I am not strong in rights laws, but I think that you can use the materials of the questions and answers, but only with a mandatory reference to the original sources... Dec 8, 2020 at 11:15
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    You can always ask the users who posted the content you like. And credit them. That would also be a nice signal of recognition to them. Dec 18, 2020 at 12:28

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All content posted on GIS Stack Exchange is covered by the same licensing as on Stack Overflow and any other Stack Exchange site.

I think the place to start delving into what contraints may apply to your use is at Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow have moved to CC BY-SA 4.0.

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