Zoho Discussions is now free for Open Source Projects; jQuery deploys Discussions

At Zoho, we use many open source components including JavaScript

libraries like jQuery. When John Resig from jQuery blogged about his issues with Google Groups,

we approached him to offer Zoho Discussions for free as we immensely

benefit from jQuery. After evaluating several discussion forums, John

finally decided to go with Zoho Discussions.

We ended up analyzing countless solutions but in the end we chose to go with Zoho Discussions. A combination of decisions drove us to this decision:

  • Zoho Discussions seamlessly integrates both regular, forum-style,

    discussions and Q&A. Additionally all the moderation and

    administration tools are designed around building and managing a slick

    workflow for answering questions and concerns.

  • The Discussions team at Zoho has been incredibly accommodating. Not

    only providing all the hosting for free but going out of their way to

    fix concerns and integrate our full Google Groups back history. We’ve

    been working very closely with them and they’ve fixed, or are fixing,

    every issue that we’ve brought forward.

jQuery had

significant amount of data in Google Groups as well as mailing lists.

To provide a seamless transition, we worked with jQuery team to migrate

all their existing data, which includes 51K+ posts and over 116K responses, to Zoho Discussions. The new jQuery discussion

forum is now live at http://forum.jquery.com.

You'll notice that Zoho Discussions is customized to fit the jQuery

website theme. To participate in the discussion, you can login using

your Zoho credentials or with Google, Google Apps or Yahoo account.

John provides additional details about this migration in his blog post.

We

would like to thank John and the jQuery team for providing us the

opportunity to power their discussion forums. We benefit immensely from

jQuery and we hope they'll find Zoho Discussions useful.

Zoho Discussions for your Open Source Project

As

we benefit from many other open source projects ourselves, we'd like to

extend this to all open source projects. This means, if you are running

an Open Source Project, we will offer Zoho Discussions for FREE based

on your needs. To take advantage of this, go to http://www.zoho.com/discussions/open-source.html and provide us your details.

This

free offer for open source projects is different from the free version

we currently have. We will tailor Zoho Discussions for your

custom needs and can offer the best package for your open source

project. To get started, please visit

http://www.zoho.com/discussions/open-source.html

We'd like to thank the jQuery team for using Zoho Discussions and we look forward to working with other open source projects.

10 Replies to Zoho Discussions is now free for Open Source Projects; jQuery deploys Discussions

  1. I've tried to access jQuery forums on IE8, Firefox 3.6.3, Safari, and Chrome 4.1.249. In each browser the forums are buggy as hell. I can't even bring up my original post to note that I made a mistake in it.Very aggravating.

  2. I've tried to access jQuery forums on IE8, Firefox 3.6.3, Safari, and Chrome 4.1.249. In each browser the forums are buggy as hell. I can't even bring up my original post to note that I made a mistake in it.Very aggravating.

  3. I saw you have the option "Insert Code" in your forums as well.
    With special formatting.
    Could we have it in Wiki and Notebook as well?
    Later you can add (And have API just like - #... formatting which is language specific.
    Thanks.

  4. I saw you have the option "Insert Code" in your forums as well.
    With special formatting.
    Could we have it in Wiki and Notebook as well?
    Later you can add (And have API just like - #... formatting which is language specific.
    Thanks.

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