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Overview. ========= For more info: http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/fofou/ Fofou (Forums For You) is a simple forum software inspired by Joel On Software forum software (http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/?joel). It's mostly a port of FruitShow PHP forum (http://sourceforge.net/projects/fruitshow) to Google App Engine (http://code.google.com/appengine/). Where can I see it in action? ============================= Forums for my Sumatra PDF viewer are powered by Fofou: http://blog.kowalczyk.info/forum_sumatra/ Installation. ============= Fofou runs on Google App Engine infrastructure. You need to get App Engine account and upload fofou (see http://code.google.com/appengine/docs/gettingstarted/uploading.html for details). Once installed, you can create one or more forums through web interface. Deployment philosophy. ====================== Fofou isn't designed as a forum hosting platform for hosting hundreds of forums for many people. It's designed to host a few forums for one person so the owner of App Engine account is implicitly an admin for all forums hosted from that account. Design philosophy. ================== You'll quickly see that Fofou differs in many ways from most common forum software. There are good reasons for the differences and Joel Spolsky describes those reason in great detail: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/BuildingCommunitieswithSo.html License. ======== The python code is written completely by me and is in Public Domain. Html/css/js files are mostly lifted from FuitShow, so they fall under FruitShow's BSD license. Contributing. ============= Fofou is open-source so if you want to improve the code, contribute more skins etc., fork http://github.com/kjk/fofou/tree/master, make your changes and let me know. If the changes are good, I'll pull them into my repo.