Why is Codechef discuss forum so similar to open-source Discourse?

I was recently exploring various Question-Answer platforms widely available for both open source and Enterprise use. I was really surprised to come across this open-source software Discourse.

It immediately struck a chord with me, as I recalled Codechef looks actually very same, at least the frontend section. On exploring more, I found a company uses a premium version of this software (Paid for Enterprise use) - https://community.cartalk.com/
You’ll realise on close inspection that even the UX flow is same.

I am just curious to ask folks around - Why does it look so similar? Is the Codechef discuss forum a fork of the open source Discover software hosted on Github; or is this Enterprise (Premium) software bought from Discover.org ?

In case it is fork of the open source repository, would Codechef open source this as well so that others could contribute publicly? It would be great if @admin could provide some insight.


Yup, this Discuss is a fork of Discourse.

So this year, we finally made the call to retire old faithful and move on to a newer and faster Discourse-based forum.


We are very glad that you are enthusiastic to contribute to the development of the platform! Indeed we do want to make it open sourced, but it requires quite a lot of effort from our end to do that initially. It is in our pipeline, but unfortunately we don’t have a concrete timeline of when we would get to it.

We’ll keep you updated :slight_smile:


God ! I was thinking, and I have no idea why it is so similar

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