Am I able to buy Discourse or, am I forced to pay the “cloud” pricing?

Hi Discourse community!
I discovered this place today. I’m confused about the pricing of Discourse software… I mean, am I able to buy Discourse or, am I just forced to pay the “cloud” pricing?

Thanks in advance to those who will support me! :slight_smile:

psss… is there an Italian community?

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Discourse is 100% free, open source forum software. You can download it and install on your own server by following our install guide: discourse/INSTALL-cloud.md at master · discourse/discourse · GitHub. Plenty of people do that, and we provide community support here on Meta.

We (discourse.org) also sell fully managed hosting plans, which are great if you don’t want to maintain a server yourself.

Not an official Discourse meta community, but I’m sure there are plenty of :it: communities out there using Discourse!

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Wow! I didn’t know that! I’m surprised :+1:
I mean, I noticed that Discourse software is so good, I love its natural flow of things.
If so, how do updates work? Is there a team that releases updates?

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:wave: that’s us at discourse.org. The version of Discourse core available for free is exactly the same one that we provide paid hosting for.

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That’s great! Thank you for your replies David. You are so polite! :hugs:

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