Alternatives to Discourse for Self-hosting with any license

  • Flarum

    Flarum is the next-generation forum software that makes online discussion fun. It's simple, fast, and free.

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted PHP

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    • Works on more shared-hosting environments, and is more cleanly designed / easy to set up. Guest • Feb 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Simple Machines Forum

    Simple Machines Forum — SMF in short — is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes. Its powerful...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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  • NodeBB

    NodeBB is an open source forum software that's free and easy to use. A community forum allows you to engage and retain customers, keeping them interested and...

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted MongoDB Redis Cloudron

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  • Vanilla

    Vanilla provides a standards-compliant, multi-lingual, theme-able and pluggablecommunity forum software that powers discussion forums on 800,000 sites. It's...

    Freemium Web Self-Hosted

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  • XenForo

    A compelling community experience. Intuitive. Social. Engaging. Fast. XenForo brings a fresh outlook to forum software.

    Commercial $ $ $ MySQL Community Edition Self-Hosted MariaDB PHP

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  • Invision Community (IP.Board)

    Invision Community is a flexible, feature-packed and easy to customize platform that powers some of the biggest and best communities on the web.

    Commercial $ $ $ Web Self-Hosted

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  • WoltLab Suite

    WoltLab Suite (formerly Burning Board) is an enterprise grade CMS built for communities and forums.

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux MySQL Community Edition Self-Hosted ... PHP

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  • YaBB

    YaBB is a free Perl forum (bulletin board) system that has rivaled professional message boards for years. YaBB provides chat for visitors where they can post any time...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted ... Perl

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  • Spirit-Project

    Spirit is a modern discussion platform. Notifications Receive an automatic notification everytime someone mentions your @name, quotes you or answers to your...

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • Kunena

    Kunena is the ideal forum extension for Joomla. It's free, fully integrated, and no bridges or hacks are required. Want to know more about the Kunena Project? See...

    Free Self-Hosted Joomla

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  • Mybema

    Mybema is a free and open source online community platform built using Ruby on Rails. It allows you to run and manage a self-hosted community that you control.

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • Master Comments System

    Master Comments System is a very compact comments system with basic options: Comments can be accepted from all users or only registered users. Admin can...

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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