About Talkyard


Our vision is to help [people and organizations who change the world, or maybe just your neighborhood] find good ideas and solutions, so you can do the right stuff, sooner, and have more effect.


My name is Kaj 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 then I spent many years working with C++, until I quit my job, to build Talkyard. Now I have a job again and Talkyard is a spare time project. Hmm, or, well, more like full time. ... Time flies, now this is full time again.

You can contact us (me) here.


If you find a security issue, please send an email to support at ed.community. 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.


I copied some ideas from Discourse, and sometimes looked at its database structure, HTTP requests, and avatar pixel width. Discourse is 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.