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.
This means that our aim is to provide a clean and efficient forum system with the core required functions available, allowing users to extend or use FluxBB exactly how they wish. Chances are, if you feel more features equates to better, or any looking for an all singing and dancing forum, then FluxBB is not for you. If however you appreciate efficient and lightweight software that you can customize to fit your needs, FluxBB may be exactly what you need.
FluxBB is released under The GNU General Public License version 2 or higher. In short terms this means that FluxBB is free to download, use, distribute, modify and even charge for. However, if any of these modifications are released to the public, that code must also be released under the same license as FluxBB.
You may remove the copyright notice from the footer of FluxBB if you want to, but we would much rather you didn't. However the copyright notice in all of the source files must be left intact, removal of this copyright is illegal under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence.
Like many open-source projects, FluxBB is developed solely by volunteers in their spare time. For information about the current developer team see the development team page.
Help is, of course, welcome in any open-source project. For suggestions on how to help, see our getting involved page.
With FluxBB's goals and philosophy, it should be clear that not every possible feature will be implemented. We do still listen to feature requests, as they may sometimes contain very helpful or important aspects. So you may very well add feature requests, which will be discussed. However, note that some very big features known from other forums like private messaging will not be added to the core, as they are not needed by everybody and do not belong to the core of the tasks a forum should be able to handle. More information on that topic can be found on the Unfeatures page.