I get questions now and then from people about what forum software it is I’m using. On the forum. You’d think this would be trivially easy to find out for the users themselves, but it actually isn’t. I’d have expected something along the lines of
This forum powered by Discourse v1.2.99, the open source next generation blah blah, Copyright © someyear somebody, <link to source and license>
at the bottom of the About page. Is there a policy decision behind not displaying this information? I know some people are paranoid about showing what version of whatever is being run, but perhaps as an editable or disable-able extra field there?
Technically, copyright information about packages used by Discourse should also be displayed somewhere, right? At least if they have a license that requires this, which many do…