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Discourse Description
Discourse is an open source Internet forum and mailing list management software application founded in 2013 by Jeff Atwood, Robin Ward, and Sam Saffron. Discourse received funding from First Round Capital and Greylock Partners.
From a usability perspective, Discourse breaks with existing forum software by including features recently popularized by large social networks, such as infinite scrolling, live updates, oneboxing, expanding links, and drag and drop attachments. However, the stated goals of the project are social rather than technical, to improve online discussion quality through improved forum software.
The application is written in JavaScript and Ruby on Rails and uses the Ember.js framework. PostgreSQL serves as its back-end database management system. The sourcecode is distributed under the GNU General Public License version2.
A list below shows Discourse alternatives which were either selected by us or voted for by users. You can filter this list by tags and platforms

Latest version of Discourse is 1.8.4 and it was released on 2017-07-10.

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    Latest version of Dada Mail is 10.5.0 and it was released on 2017-03-22.

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    Tags: Free Mailing List Software, Free Email Software, Mailing List Software For Linux, Free Software Programmed In Perl, Email Marketing Software
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    Latest version of TaskJuggler is 3.6.0 and it was released on 2016-03-23.

    Tags: Free Software Programmed In C, Free Project Management Software, Software That Uses Qt, Kde Software, Free Software Programmed In Ruby
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    Tags: Free Project Management Software, Collaborative Software, Bug And Issue Tracking Software, Free Wiki Software, Crossplatform Free Software, Free Software Programmed In Ruby
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    Latest version of Noosfero is 1.2 and it was released on 2015-08-07.

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    Tags: 2000 Software, Internet Forum Software, Php Software
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    Tags: Internet Forum Software, 2010 Software, Php Software
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    Tags: Php Software, Internet Forum Software
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    Latest version of UBB.threads is 7.6.0 and it was released on {{start date and age|2017|02}}(original release circa 1996).

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    Tags: Internet Forum Software
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    Tags: Internet Forum Software, Perl Software
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    Tags: Blog Software, Content Management Systems, Internet Forum Software, Proprietary Wiki Software, Web Applications
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