Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Discourse: modern forum platform now part of the BitNami library

We are happy to announce that Discourse is now part of the BitNami family! Discourse is a modern, sustainable, fully open-source Internet discussion platform built on Ruby on Rails.

Jeff Atwood, co-founder of the popular network StackOverflow, solved the Q&A problem by essentially suppressing free-form discussion. He started the Discourse project last year with one goal in mind, to support a broader discussion without falling victim to the trolling and spam that afflict many other forums and comment threads.

You can now launch a free cloud demo server with the BitNami Cloud Launchpad by clicking the launch button below.

You can also download free, ready to run native installers for Linux and OS Xvirtual machines and Azure & Amazon EC2 imagesDiscourse was included in BitNami because they were a winner of the BitNami bi-weekly packaging contest. Head over there to vote for the next application to be packaged or to suggest your own.

Discourse forum