MyBB

MyBB

Web site: mybb.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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MyBB (previously: MyBulletinBoard) – an open source web application for creating and running a discussion forum. The project was founded by Chris Boulton in 2002 under the name DevBB as an XMB fork.

MyBB is written in the PP programming language and uses MySQL to write data. It also supports PostgreSQL and SQLite databases.

The most important functions are:
– creating many forums on one database, including a multilingual forums
– large configuration options
– skins management and appearance modification
– plugin support
– user evaluation and reputation system
– ability to quickly edit posts and threads
– auto-complete form fields
– private messaging system
– attachment support
– assigning moderators to selected departments
– registration of moderators work
– granting selected permissions to different user groups
– moving threads and entries
– option of banning users
– email notifications about new posts
– creating surveys
– creating a list of favorite threads
– generating threads for printing
– fast response
– signatures, avatars, friend lists and people ignored

Invision Community

Invision Community

Web site: invisioncommunity.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: Proprietary
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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Invision Community (previously: IPS Community Suite) – a proprietary internet community software produced by Invision Power Services Inc. The software is written in PHP and uses MySQL as a database management system.

Invision Community comes from Invision Power Board, which can be purchased separately and requires IP.Suite. Up to version 3.4 of Invision Power Board, employees gradually expanded their product line with additional community-focused applications, such as: IP.Blog, IP.Gallery and IP.Content. However, IP.Board was always required because many aspects of the core and other applications relied on it. Starting with IP.Suite 4, they decided to opt out of IP.Board as their “flagship” product and standardize version numbering and release schedule for all of their applications.

The software also provides tools and documentation to enable community to create its own applications, themes and other things that can be shared for free or sold to other customers through its own Invision Power Services community.

FUDforum

FUDforum

Web site: fudforum.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2001
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FUDforum (Fast Uncompromising Discussion Forum) – a free and open source web discussion forum released under the GPL (version 2) license that is written in PHP and can be used on virtually any operating system.

FUDforum combines an extensive feature set while maintaining the ability to generate forum web pages extremely fast. The forum includes i18n and templating support allowing for a complete customization of its output as well as a very capable group based permission system. FUDforum can also act as a Mailing List Manager, USENET newsreader and even an XML Feed Aggregator. This will allow you to build an instant community and consolidate all your messages into a single system.

One of the most significant FUDforum features is the ease of use, which begins right with the installation process where a user is guided through a 5 step install wizard. The entire installation process, even for novice users, may literally take less then a minute from the point of installation to the point a user has a working web forum. Unlike installation of similar software, the user does not need to deal with multiple files, all of the forum’s data is stored in a single file, the install script. The installation script itself is written in PHP so no additional software is required to complete the installation.

Features:
– Built-in search engine optimization
– Spell checker
– Templating system
– Full internationalization support via i18n
– Group permission system
– Private messaging
– File attachments
– Pools
– Forum and topic subscriptions
– Tree view
– Full text search
– I-Spy and online status
– BBcode
– Smilies/Emoticons
– Avatars
– Custom tags
– User ranks
– Censor and replacement system
– IP tracking
– Action log
– Message mangling
– User blocking
– Session support
– Mailing list and NNTP integration
– XML aggregation

The application requires:
– Apache Web Server or Microsoft’s Internet Information Services
– PHP versions 5.2 or higher
– a database: IBM DB2, Firebird, MS-SQL, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL or SQLite

FluxBB

FluxBB

Web site: fluxbb.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: April 2008
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FluxBB – an open-source, fast, light, user-friendly forum software. FluxBB is designed as a lighter, faster alternative to some of the traditional feature heavy forum applications. It is easy to use and has a proven track record of stability and security making it an ideal choice of forum for your website.

FluxBB is a fork of PunBB created by its developers after Andersson left the project in April 2008. In 2007, PunBB was sold to a commercial company. Development continued under the direction of Rickard until April 2008. At that time, Rickard announced he would be ceasing his active involvement with the project.

Goals:
– Supports PHP5 & PHP7
– Easy installation and setup
– Open-source (GNU General Public License)
– Clean administration interface
– Flexible permission system
– Lots of community modifications

PunBB

PunBB

Web site: punbb.informer.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: Cross-platform
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2003
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PunBB – a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is released under the GNU General Public License. Its primary goals are to be faster, smaller and less graphically intensive as compared to other discussion boards. PunBB has fewer features than many other discussion boards, but is generally faster and outputs smaller, semantically correct XHTML-compliant pages.

PunBB is written in PHP and thus requires the PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PunBB also requires a database for storing forum data. For that purpose PunBB supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.

PunBB was founded by Rickard Andersson, who conceived it as an alternative to over-featured or too graphic discussion boards. The first stable release was reached on the 7th of August, 2003.

Discuz!

Discuz!

Web site: discuz.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: ?
License: Proprietary
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: March 2002
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Discuz! – a software for building an internet forum, written in PHP and developed by Comsenz Technology Co., Ltd. The application supports MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. This is the most popular internet forum application used in China.

Discuz! is free for personal use, a commercial license allows for paid usege which cost is around 3000 RMB. The software is officially available in Chinese. It was also officially developed in English, but development was interrupted for financial reasons. Unofficial English and other language versions are available on some web sites.

Discuz! was created and based on another internet application called “Asia XMB” (XMB forum) by Dai Zhikang as “Crossday Bulletin (CDB)” in March 2002. In October 15 it was renamed to “Discuz!”, and in February 2003 Comsenz Technology Co. Ltd. was founded.

A free and commercial version has been available since June 2003. Version 6.1.0 of the software depends on existing UCenter installation, which is an interface that connects all Comsenz products to a website. This is user management software, so information such as private messages can be used on all Comsenz products on the same page. Another innovation is integration of Chinese marketing service provider Insenz.

Comsenz was acquired by Tencent in August 2010.
Discuz! X 1.0 was developed in 2010, combining it with: other SNSs, web portals, groups and open platforms produced by the company.

Beehive

Beehive

Web site: beehiveforum.co.uk
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: 2002
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Beehive – an online forum/message board system with several powerful features, written by several members of what is now called “Teh Forum”.

Main features:
– Frame-based layout, for easy navigation.
– Reply-to-user posting and e-mail notification.
– Powerful HTML posting, without security risks.
– Extendable user profiles.
– Flexible relationships system.
– Private Messaging system.
– Multiple style options, including dyslexia support.
– Advanced word-filtering facility.
– Comprehensive user permissions.
– Full, easy to use admin tools.

Requirements:
– PHP 5.3.0 or above
– MySQL 5.1.41 or above
– PCRE 6.6 compiled with –enable-utf8 –enable-unicode-properties

bbPress

bbPress

Web site: bbpress.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Forums
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X, UNIX, Windows
License: GNU GPL
Interface: Web
Programing language: PHP
First release: ?
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bbPress – an open source plugin for the WordPress content management system which offers a function of an online forum integration to the WordPress installation.

The bbPress plug-in is characterized by simplicity of installation and configuration.
bbPress is offered with many features that integrate the WordPress blog with the forum as well as with other plugins such as BuddyPress and Akismet.

bbPress comes with several widgets, available for activation in the WordPress side panel:
1. Forums List
2. Recent Replies – list of recent replies, with on option of setting a number of displayed responses and their dates
3. Recent Topics – a list of recent topics sorted by popularity and date
4. Topic Views List – a list of registered optionally displayed topics
5. Search – a simple forum search
6. Login Widget – a simple login form with an option to register and recover a lost password
7. Statistics – provides forum statistics

The bbPress plugin also has:
– support for shortcodes to create macros that can be used on forum pages
– forum repair option
– an option to import the forum from other applications
– forum reset option
– template system and graphic themes
– a plug-in system enabling the extension of the number of functions
– built-in gravatar support

net2ftp

net2ftp

Web site: net2ftp.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Transfer
Platform: cross platform
License: GPL
Interface: web interface
Programing language: PHP
First release: January 2003

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net2ftp – a cross platform FTP client with a web based interface.

Features:
– can browse from directory to directory and see all the subdirectories and files
– 3 ways to upload files: the standard upload form, the upload-and-unzip functionality, and the Java Applet
– quickly download one file; multiple files can be downloaded by selecting them so will be downloaded in a zip archive
– edit text files right from your browser; every time you save the changes the new file is transferred to the FTP server. There are 4 different text editors: a plain editor, 2 WYSIWYG editors and a code editor with syntax highlighting
– edit HTML a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) form; there are 2 different editors to choose from (CKEditor and TinyMCE)
– edit HTML and PHP in an editor with syntax highlighting (Ace)
– many languages are supported: HTML, Javascript, PHP, SQL, Java, Perl, etc.
– directories are handled recursively, meaning that their content (subdirectories and files) will also be copied, moved or deleted
– Handy to import files to your FTP server, or to export files from your FTP server to another FTP server
– chmod handles directories recursively
– save zip archive on the FTP server, or email it to someone
– unzip files – the following formats are supported: .zip, .tar, .tgz and .gz
– choose from a list of popular applications (PHP required on the target server)
– filter out files based on the filename, last modification time and filesize
– calculate the size of directories and files

The project developer is David C. Gartner.

ownCloud

ownCloud

Web site: owncloud.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: AGPL
Interface: web interface
Programing language: C++, JavaScript, PHP
First release: 2010

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ownCloud – a file sharing solution for online collaboration and storage. ownCloud provides the best secure enterprise cloud solution to sync and share.

ownCloud is a web application that allows you to create a personal “cloud” with access to files (documents, video, music and photos), contacts and calendars from anywhere via the internet. You can easily install it on your own computer, server or on virtual hosting with Apache2, nginx and lighttpd, PHP5 and the MySQL or SQLite database.

ownCloud is the most straightforward way to file sync and share data. You don’t need to worry about where or how to access your files. With ownCloud all your data is where ever you are; accessible on all devices, any time.

ownCloud is hosted exclusively on your own private server/cloud so you can rest assured that your data is under your control. ownCloud is all about your privacy and works to protect your files.

ownCloud is available asa server and clint application, and developed by ownCloud GmbH, and the community.