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About Talkyard


We'd like to build a discussion tool that people and organizations can use, to find ideas and solutions, about how to change & improve the world or their neighborhood.

Could be politicians and citizens discussing things together. Or non-profits asking [their volunteers and those they help], about what to do and how. Or startups in developing countries, talking with their users, making good decisions for the startups, creating jobs and boosting the economy. Or places for discussing psychological well-being or relationships or whatever that makes people happier.


My name is Magnus Lindberg, and I'm the one who is developing this software. I live in Sweden Norway Sweden Berlin Europe. In the past, I studied maths and physics, and spent many years working with C++ and Java, before I started with Talkyard. I'm @KajMagnus in our support forum.

You can contact us (me) here.


If you find a security issue, please send an email to security at But don't create any public GitHub issue or post to this forum, because if you do that, bad people might find out about the security issue, before it has been fixed.


We've copied ideas from Discourse (forum software). — Also thanks to some other people for Creative Commons licensed graphics.

Source code

Talkyard is free and open source (AGPL), read more here. (Our hosting service costs money though.)


The logo, in the upper left corner, is a white rose with a combined ty inside (for Talkyard). The white rose is in memory of the White Rose. The White Rose was a group of students that became known for an anonymous leaflet campaign, in Germany 1942–43, that called for opposition to the Nazi regime. This was a dangerous undertake, and it's worth remembering, alongside with all other similar initiatives in all ages and all over the world, nowadays when it's possible to campaign for freedom and human rights, over the internet.