FluxBB is an open-source forum application released under the GNU General Public Licence. It is free to download and use and will remain so. FluxBB was conceived and designed to be fast and light with less of the "not so essential" features that some of the other forums have whilst not sacrificing essential functionality or usability.
FluxBB is a fork of PunBB, which was created by Rickard Andersson. In 2007, PunBB was sold to a commercial company. Development continued under the direction of Rickard until April 2008. At that time, Rickard announced he would be ceasing his active involvement with the project.
In light of the changed circumstances the remaining members of the development team decided they needed to exert more control over the direction of the project which meant the only option was to fork the project; that is when FluxBB was born.
The FluxBB v1.2 branch is an update to PunBB v1.2.17, fixing various issues.
In June 2010 we released the long awaited FluxBB v1.4.0, bringing quite a few important features and improvements. In the months that follows, we launched 9 updates for the 1.4 branch. In May 2012, we launched FluxBB v1.5.0, which included vast improvements against spam.
Our community forums currently run on a standard install of FluxBB v1.5.9, so please feel free to drop by and see it in action for yourself.
What the future holds
In the long-term, the aim is to produce high quality open-source forum software which continues to live up to the standards set by Rickard Andersson whilst taking full account of changing trends and technologies. To meet this goal, the development team is working hard towards the development of FluxBB v2.0, details of which can can be found on the future development page.