What is Fofou?
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.
- 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?
- I use it for hosting forums for my Sumatra PDF reader
Fofou is partially in Public Domain and partially under BSD license. Free to use and abuse.