Code siblings: Technical and legal implications of copying code between applications

@article{Germn2009CodeST,
  title={Code siblings: Technical and legal implications of copying code between applications},
  author={Daniel M. Germ{\'a}n and Massimiliano Di Penta and Yann-Ga{\"e}l Gu{\'e}h{\'e}neuc and Giuliano Antoniol},
  journal={2009 6th IEEE International Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories},
  year={2009},
  pages={81-90}
}
Source code cloning does not happen within a single system only. It can also occur between one system and another. We use the term code sibling to refer to a code clone that evolves in a different system than the code from which it originates. Code siblings can only occur when the source code copyright owner allows it and when the conditions imposed by such… CONTINUE READING

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