Technical Information

You can ignore everything here, unless you want to write computer source code, or install EffectiveDiscussions on your own server.

Source code

(License: AGPL, more below)

For development:
Install on own server:


React.js client side. Nginx, some Lua, Scala and Play Framework 2 server side. PostgreSQL, Redis, ElasticSearch databases.


A source code license is a legal text that tells people what they may do with the source code, for example, edit it, use it, give it away to others.

Currently EffectiveDiscussions is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, which means that it's open source and that you can download EffectiveDiscussions, use it, modify it and share it with others — as long as you share alike your modifications.

Please let me know if you want me to change from AGPL to GPL.


Do you want to help out with developing Effective Discussions? Then you could send me an email. Or post in the forum, e.g. make a suggestion or ask what you can help out with.