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Initial release 2011; 6 years ago (2011)
Development status Active
Written in Python (Django)
Type Web-based Q&A system
License GPL3 or later

Askbot is an open source question and answer oriented Internet forum started on July 2009,[1] similar to Stack Overflow or Yahoo! Answers.[2] Based on CNPROG[3][4] and some code written for OSQA, it is primarily developed and maintained by Evgeny Fadeev.[5]

Large open source software projects like Fedora and LibreOffice use it as their main Q&A website. Askbot can be easily installed by using the documentation[6] on Ubuntu and CentOS. The Document Foundation put some funds in AskBot development.[7]

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  1. ^ "ASKBOT on GitHub". Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Askbot". Fedora Project Wiki. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  3. ^ "CNProg: A Django Q&A system with community features". Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  4. ^ "An open source Q&A(question and answer) eco-system". Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  5. ^ "ASKBOT people". Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  6. ^ Raha, Gopal. "How to Install and Configure AskBot". 
  7. ^ "Bod minutes from 2014-09-01". The budget for the AskBot improvements will be topped up by 2.000 €, to foster further improvements. 

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