Invision Powerboard: No Longer Free

By Deane Barker on December 9, 2004

Sadly, it appears that Invision PowerBoard, my favorite forum system, is no longer free. They had a free, unregistered version, but when I went looking for this morning, no such luck.

While it was never open source, it looks like they’ve taken it behind a paid wall. They do have a trial version limited to 5,000 posts, but it’s encoded and you have to have the Zend Optimizer or IonCube on your server to run it.

Too bad. While I appreciate everyone’s right to make a living, this app was so useful for a lot of the non-profit organizations I work with. It’s now $59 a year. Still worth it, in my opinion.



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