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About Talkyard


   leading to decisions
      creating a brighter future

      (or less bad)

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. Or communities for discussing psychological well-being or relationships or whatever that makes people happier.


My name is Magnus Lindberg, and I'm developing Talkyard. 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.

Source code

Talkyard is open source (AGPL), see: — you can install it yourself on your server. (Our hosting service costs money though.)

About the company

A company, called Debiki, provides Talkyard hosting and maintains this website.

Debiki is a social enterprise, meaning, it's for-profit, and more important than money, is to change society.

Other things we'd like to contribute to, in addition to what's mentioned in the Vision section, include more trees and education.

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.

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