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http://askbot.org is a question and answer oriented forum similar to Stackoverflow or Yahoo Answers. It is written in Python and Django. You can file bug reports via http://bugs.askbot.org/ and the source code is at https://github.com/ASKBOT/askbot-devel/. It is developed and maintained by Evgeny Fadeev

Status

  • Rahul Sundaram is leading an effort to package askbot and all its build time and runtime dependencies for Fedora. The goal is to get an instance of it running in say http://ask.fedoraproject.org and serve as a forum for questions and answers. The dependencies are useful for various other projects as well.
  • Rahul Sundaram is in touch with the upstream developer, Evgeny Fadeev (evgeny.fadeev gmail) who is willing to help out with the integration with Fedora Account System.
  • Toshio from Fedora Infrastructure team raised the question of liability and Red Hat Legal has clarified that there isn't any. It is like the users list where end users answer other user's questions and we don't have to moderate the answers. Thanks to Spot for helping with a quick response.
  • Theming needed

Who uses Askbot?

Also WindRiver (Intel) has a internal instance running

Waiting on review (review requests by Rahul Sundaram)

django-keyedcache - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=697492

django-robots - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=696516

django-countries - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=696485

django-celery - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=697483

django-kombu - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=696527

python-coffin - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699335

askbot - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=699336

Other dependencies (pre-existing review requests)

python-celery (dep of django-celery) - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=611277

django-picklefield (dep of python-celery) - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=611068

python-kombu (dep of python-celery) - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=691115

python-html5lib (runtime dep of askbot) - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=252108