Why is Discourse open-source?


(Simon Suh) #1

I saw Discourse is listed on wikipedia and stuff, and it’s listed as open source, but then it’s a paid software. What’s the difference? I just love understanding the business model of SaaS companies. :slight_smile: Love the Software! :slight_smile:


(cpradio) #2

No, Discourse is 100% Open Source, they also provide Paid Hosting for the software (along with maintaining it for you).


(Jay Pfaffman) #3

The software is free. The computers and the people who keep them operating and the software updated are not.

You can follow these instructions to install Discourse on a computer of your choosing and get the software for free.

(Like @cpradio just said.)


(Simon Suh) #4

I see, thanks for the answers guys, really appreciate that! <3 :slight_smile:


(Simon Suh) #5

Anyways, I really love Discourse, It’s an Awesome Software! <3 :slight_smile:


(Robin Ward) #6