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9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

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  • phpBB
    phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable forums package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straight-forward administration panel. hot
  • aterr
    aterr is a threaded forum system; allowing registered visitors to express their opinions, discuss topics, and debate with other visitors. A threaded forum system differs from regular, flat forum systems in that once posted, a thread can fork, allowing visitors to reply directly to other posts. aterr also provides a customisable permissions system, the ability to nest forums, and moderation tools.
  • AtomicBoard
    AtomicBoard is an advanced template-based bulletin board framework written in PHP 4. Its design goals are flexibility, extensibility, and maintainability.
  • BoardMod
    BoardMod is a tool to manage installed modifications in YaBB bulletin boards.
  • FluxBB
    FluxBB is a fast, light, user-friendly forum application for your website.
  • Fruit Show
    Fruit Show is a minimalist forum package. It is based on the philosophy that social atmosphere is a by-product of software design. There's no registration and very few features for visitors. It's skinnable and easy to install. It also contains some unique moderation features. Fruit Show is intended for small sites that need an easy to use and accessible forum.
  • FUDforum
    FUDforum is a robust, fully customizable and extremely scalable forums package. It uses a powerful & speedy combination of PHP & MySQL to create a highly portable solution.
  • HaveFnuBB
    HaveFnuBB is bulletin board software with the goals of being fast, light, and fun. Its strength resides in the modules that you can add to extend its functionality.
  • Jive Forums
    Jive Forums is a flexible and extensible forum/BBS/community software that uses 100% Java technology.
  • L-Forum
    L-Forum is a free PHP-based bulletin board system featuring multiple forums, full threading and a highly optimized tree-drawing algorithm.
  • miniBB
    miniBB is a flat linear (non-tree) version of highly customizable bulletin board. It inherits most popular features from the bulletin boards the planet has at this moment, with one exception: it is very small by size (2-5 times smaller than usual boards), very fast and free.
  • Monkey Boards
    Monkey Boards is a small, fast, and efficient message board systems to enable smaller Web sites to build virtual online communities where users post and reply to messages. Compared with other projects, this defining purpose is much more clearer and to-the-point. The project is different from other similar solutions mainly because it uses an SQLite database, whereas the majority currently require a MySQL server to be running somewhere. It will output clean and valid XHTML pages with external CSS stylesheets.
  • Mortíforo
    Mortíforo is a simple web forum system with a modular authentication architecture. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License. It is able to authenticate against a database and a LDAP server.
  • MyBestBB
    MyBestBB is a full-featured forum based on punBB. It adds many modifications and themes to the default punBB, including RSS feeds, subforums, the ability for an admin to move posts, easy smilies, easy polls, many improved themes, announcements and sticky topics, an activity barometer, an URL rewriting module, and more.
  • MySmartBB
    MySmartBB is an open source bulletin board system, aim to be powerful, stable, rich, easy to use, secure, and uses less server resource as possible.
  • Nearforums
    Nearforums is a lightweight powerful discussion forum that can be installed within minutes on Linux or Windows servers with MySQL or MS SQL database servers
  • Open Concepts Bulletin Board
    phpBB "Olympus" Fork which will strive to continue the honoured phpBB traditions of easy modification, freedom, and useablity, and also to improve upon development speed.
  • OvBB
    OvBB is a lightweight and fast message board system that mimics vBulletin 2.x.x in both look and behavior, while incorporating new features and functionality.
  • panFora
    (commercial) panFora is a full featured, high performance Web-based discussion forum system.
  • Phorum
    Phorum is a Web-based discussion software written in PHP.
  • phpBB Fetch All
    phpBB Fetch All is a modification to phpBB that displays data from the forum on any page of a website. It supports all phpBB versions from the 2.0.x branch.
  • phpMyBoard
    phpMyBoard is a simple messageboard for PHP/MySQL, easy to install, use and maintain.
  • phpMyFAQ
    phpMyFAQ is a fully featured and database powered FAQ system. It includes user management, a rating option, and a forum system.
  • PHPTalk
    PHPTalk is a highly flexible message board system written in PHP using MySQL as a backend (though other DB's should work with the DB abstraction layer included).
  • phpwsBB
    phpwsBB is a native bulletin board module for the phpWebSite content manage system, version 0.9.3-1 or later. It features thread monitoring and administration, including marking threads sticky, locking threads, and forking messages off to new threads.
  • PhunkyBB
    PhunkyBB is a Web-based forum system that is distinguished by its use of XSL as its template language. By using XSL, PhunkyBB is able to run on several different platforms, not only in terms of operating system, but also programming language. At this time, it has only been tested and used on PHP, but some test runs have been done on Perl, Python, Tcl, and Ruby.
  • Pocoo
    Pocoo is an open-source bulletin board written in Python. It provides an advanced plugin system with a component architecture which allows other developers to modify Pocoo to their liking without the need to touch existing source code. Because it uses SQLAlchemy, it is possible to use either MySQL, SQLite, Oracle or Postgres as storage backend.
  • Prattle message board system
    Prattle message board system is a Web-based message board system that implements a linear "room" model similar to that employed by Web Crossing.
  • PunBB
    PunBB is a fast and lightweight discussion board. It is released under the GNU Public License. It's primary goal is to be the faster, smaller and less graphic alternative to otherwise excellent discussion boards like phpBB, Invision Power Board and vBulletin.
  • PunBB Discussion Forums
    PunBB is a lightweight discussion forum that provides the essential features to host a thriving community.
  • Quick Forum
    Quick Forum is a fast, simple, and multilingual message board. It is based on text files and features a search engine, categories, and filters.
  • Quicksilver Forums
    Quicksilver Forums is a fast, feature rich bulletin board system. It is fully object oriented and optimized for speed, ease of use, and easy modification. It checks all inputs though a common interface, which drastically reduces the chances of exploitable bugs. A powerful and flexible skinning engine makes giving your board a new look very simple. An advanced permissions system allows for fine-grained group and user permissions. It is based on the popular MercuryBoard software.
  • RBBS
    RBBS is a bulletin board system with Web interface. Users of RBBS can post new articles, and can attach responses to existing articles. As the principal purpose of RBBS is to be used as such communication system as BBS, it is useful for individual use and for one-to-many communication.
  • slash
    slash is a database-driven news and message board, using mod_perl and MySQL.
  • UseBB
    UseBB is an easy-to-set up and easy-to-use Open Source PHP/MySQL bulletin board system with several user and administration possibilities, especially designed for small to medium sized Web sites which do not need the overdose of features found in other forum packages.
  • vBulletin
    vBulletin is a powerful, scalable and fully customisable forums package for your web site.
  • VIF
    VIF (virtual discussion forum) is a forum application. VIF is intended for a structured discussion, starting from a high level problem that is refined in subsequent steps until a granularity is reached that allows the questions to be answered.
  • vtiger Forums
    vtiger Forums is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customizable Open Source bulletin board package developed over phpBB. The vtiger Forums has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ.
  • W-Agora
    W-Agora is a web-based and customizable forum package. It allows you to install forums, BBS, guestbooks and all derived things.
  • WBB IRC Postbot
    Postbot is a hack for the Woltlab Burning Board (WBB) that posts new threads, posts, and registrations automatically into IRC.
  • WowBB
    (commercial) WowBB is a PHP/MySQL powered bulletin board. It is designed from the ground up to provide the most functionality with ease-of-use.
  • X.Forum
    X.Forum is a forum using text as the database.
  • YapBB
    Yet Another PHP Bulletin Board (YapBB) allows you to set up a forum on your Web site, using PHP4+MySQL. The goal of this project is to create a good, full featured, and free bulletin board

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