Atwood has renewed his crusade with Discourse, an open source application for building online message boards that he hopes will become as ubiquitous as WordPress. Complaining that forum software hasn’t changed in the past 10 years, Atwood and his co-founders Robin Ward and Sam Saffron set out to re-imagine what forum software should look like.
Jeff Atwood has long been a pioneer of truly usable and useful software. His project StackOverflow saved the web from the ugly and difficult forums of yesteryear. Discourse is an open and freely available way to provide true discussion online in a friendly and effective way.
The UI in discourse is gorgeous and the app is extremely nice to use. I hope to see every small forum and q/a site replaced with this ASAP!