I heard this Q&A site started out on Stack Exchange. How did it get here?

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asked Dec 11, 2015 in Meta by Christian Pietsch (250 points)
edited Nov 5, 2016 by christian_admin

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answered Dec 11, 2015 by Christian Pietsch (250 points)
edited Nov 5, 2016 by christian_admin
 
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There was a private beta phase at Stack Exchange that never reached the public phase. After the closure, Stack Exchange made available the contents in an XML dump which we used to start this site.

If you read German, you can find the whole story in an interview Wikimedia Germany did with me.

If you read English, the DFG project Conquaire which sponsors our server has a shorter version.
commented Nov 5, 2016 by PeterMortensen (0 points)
It is "Stack Exchange", not "StackExchange". See section "Proper Use of the Stack Exchange Name" in <http://stackoverflow.com/legal/trademark-guidance> (the last section). Can you fix it?
commented Nov 5, 2016 by christian_admin (220 points)
Stack Exchange spelling corrected.

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