Top 5 open source Q&A systems

List of the open source Q&A implementation or stackoverflow-like website, with “Active” development and promising features and community.

P.S This list is not in any particular order.

1. OSQA

osqa

2. Shapado

shapado

3. Askbot

askbot

4. Question2Answer

question2answer

5. LampCMS

lampcms
Best Engine ?
Personally, i will go for OSQA, for their huge community in DZone.

References

  1. MongoDB
  2. MongoMapper
  3. Django Web Framework
  4. GNU GPL license
  5. Stack Overflow clones
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Comments

  • http://www.spikepc.com Mukesh

    I wanted to create a Q&A site for kids at home. Was struggling with osqa and django when I saw this and the question2answer setup worked just fine in less than 5 minutes as claimed. Thank you.

    – Mukesh

  • http://thefico.weebly.com mahesh

    tankq

  • James

    There are some pretty nice options available to you when it comes to Open Source, I’ve listed the best 3 that I’m aware of:

    OSQA is an open source Q&A platform similar to StackExchange, definitely worth looking at if you’re considering open source.

    Askbot is also a Python Django platform modeled on StackExchange, so should be considered as well

    Django Brainstorm is again, a Python Django based platform developed by Sunlight Labs and can do the job also

    People may also want to consider a SaaS solution if you’re considering open source, as these solutions are automatically updated/updated/supported and require much less maintenance…but of course you have to pay for those perks:) Here is a list of powerful SaaS solutions that are also available for consideration.

    Answerbase.com is a good service supporting some brand-name customers, serving a few different markets when it comes to Q&A interaction, worth looking at.

    Qhub.com provides a nice Q&A community platform, very user-friendly and a nice Web 2.0 look/feel.

    Shapado.com offers a clean Q&A experiece for either a community or for enterprises looking for internal collaboration.

  • Keshav

    I mkyong,nice site and nice examples on various technologies.GR8 work i must say.
    I am requesting you to write little explanation for each bit of your tutorials.
    That will be gr8 helpful.

    thanks n regards
    Keshav

  • http://linuxinternetworks.com Sathishkumar

    This is great and can you please tell me which one contains more features. Which one you prefer more among these ? I looking for your reply.

    Thanks
    Sathish

  • http://bellimbustofigo.blogspot.com salvatore

    that’s very nice and informative article! I would like to suggest also PHPMyFAQ and Qwench for similar purpose. Greetings from Italy, Salvatore