OSQA is an acronym that sands for “open source question & answer.” OSQA is a very flexible tool for building rich, self-organizing online communities. OSQA features multiple authentication methods (use your Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, etc. account to login), gamification, tagging, notifications, badges, search and more. Admins will appreciate the community policing features in OSQA that allow the community to flag comments as spam or junk so that they can be automatically banned from the site.
Why use the Bitnami OSQA Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run OSQA in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami OSQA Stack is:
We track every release of OSQA and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of OSQA as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying OSQA or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami OSQA Stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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Askbot and AnswerHub are the supported forked versions of OSQA I've seen, but OSQA is free and easy to setup, especially with Bitnami. Be sure to use the GPlus forum-module found here: https://github.com/jordanjambazov/osqa-gplus
User registration spam is pretty bad, but with Recapcha turned on and limiting their actions, it gets better.
After my first review, Bitnami had the google cloud integration working in no time! Now just need to be able to edit previous reviews ;)
With OSQA, I can establish a StackOverflow liking site. I use it as our internal knowledge base. It's very easy to use and manage.