Thursday, July 28, 2011

New BitNami Stack for OSQA: The Open Source Question and Answer System

We are excited to announce the addition of a new stack to the BitNami library . OSQA is an open source question and answer system, very similar to the popular Stack Overflow family of sites. OSQA helps manage and grow online communities by making it easy to discuss issues and find answers to questions. It is written in Python and powered by the Django application framework. As with all BitNami Stacks, the BitNami OSQA Stack contains everything you need in order to run OSQA and is available free of charge as a native installer, VMWare virtual appliance and Amazon Machine Image. Over the next few days, we will also add it to our BitNami Cloud offering. Together with the Amazon Free Tier, it will mean you can host and run your own OSQA site on the Cloud, completely for free! Below you can find a couple of screenshots of OSQA in action