A next-generation discussion forum.

We are a 100% open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. Our software works as a mailing list, a discussion forum, and a long-form chat room.

Discourse is a from-scratch reboot, an attempt to reimagine what a modern, sustainable, fully open-source Internet discussion platform should be today – both from a technology standpoint and a sociology standpoint. Read more about our project at: http://www.discourse.org/

Also read about what we're looking for in the ideal GSoC applicant:


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Discourse 2016 Projects

  • Erick Guan
    Eventhooks for Discourse
    I will build webhooks for Discourse. The webhook is a HTTP callback. It post the payload to external URL when an event happened. Technical...
  • André Pereira
    Topic summaries, Canned Replies and Presence features
    Some topics, like a call-for-bug-reports or a new Howto, will receive a lot of replies that go stale shortly thereafter because the appropriate...