FSF interview with the developer of Kunjika

Kunjika is a new, Free Software project that was announced a few days ago (see Announcing Kunjika, a Free Software Stack Overflow clone). It is a modern question and answer platform, a Stack Overflow clone published under the GNU General Public License by Shiv Shankar Dayal, an Instrumentation Engineer and software programmer who is from and resides in India.

Kunjika is written in Python (using the Flask framework), with a Couchbase database, Memcached thrown in and a Jinja2-based templating system.

Shiv was recently interviewed by Josh Gay, a member of the Free Software Foundation.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

What inspired you to create Kunjika?

I write books on programming (C, C++, Perl, Python etc) and science (Maths, Physics and Chemistry) and make them available, gratis and libre, under the GNU Free Documentation License. I have found that my readers often have questions, and I needed a place where I could answer them in a public fashion.

There are some web-based Q&A forums available that are similar to StackOverflow, notably, Question2Answer, Shapado, Askbot, and LampCMS. After evaluating these projects, I found that some of them have features missing, some are buggy, and nearly all of them use a SQL database. Since I was unable to find a system that perfectly matched my needs, I decided to write my own Q&A system with a NoSQL backend.

You may read the rest here.

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