What is Fofou?

Fofou is forum software build for Google App Engine with a port in Go. It stands for Forums For You.

Why another forum software?

I wrote it because it solved my problem: I needed a hassle-free forum software for hosting discussions for my various projects. I also wanted it to be like Joel On Software forums.

I was running FruitShow (a PHP implementation of this idea) on my server, but messing with MySQL and PHP and Apache is not my idea of "hassle-free", so I ported FruitShow to Google App Engine hosting platform, so that it can be installed in minutes and hosted for free.

For more pontification, read the propaganda.

Features, briefly

  • easy to install, free to run, thanks to App Engine
  • thoughtfully designed for communities
  • perfect as forum software for your small software business or open-source project
  • simple thus easy to use for your potential users
  • no registration necessary to post
  • built-in support for Google Analytics

Who's using it?

Are you using it? Let me know.

Get it

Fofou is available in source code. Get it from github.com/kjk/fofou and install on your App Engine account.

License

Fofou is partially in Public Domain and partially under BSD license. Free to use and abuse.


Fofou is written by Krzysztof Kowalczyk