OSQA is the Open Source Q&A System. It is free software licensed under the GPL, and you can download the OSQA application and source code here. OSQA is provided by the makers of AnswerHub so everyone can enjoy access to reliable, free Q&A software. We understand that some people who need a Q&A solution may not be able to afford our professional product, AnswerHub, but everyone can afford OSQA! OSQA is written in Python and powered by the Django application framework.

10 Responses to “About OSQA”

  1. Anton Danilchenko August 3, 2011 at 1:40 am #


    I am developer in GAE framework – open sourc web framework for Google App Engine.

    If you are interested, I can provide you additional functionality and help understand how to migrate django apps to gaeframeork.

    Best regards, Anton.

  2. Paul Kinsky August 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    I’m working on a project for the professor who developed ASSISTments to add social media features to it. I would like to integrate it with a QA framework and reputation system, like OSQA’s.

    Basically we already have a question-answer pair database that ASSISTments uses. We could then tie this in with OSQA. We just started, so I don’t have any specific questions. I’d just like to ask if this sounds feasible. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Paul Kinsky

    From the wiki:
    “ASSISTments is a non-profit research project used by hundred of teachers. ASSISTments is a free web-based platform, hosted by WPI, that allows teachers to write individual ASSISTments (composed of questions and associated hints, solutions, web-based videos, etc). … It supports all subjects (i.e.,Math, English, etc.) and due to federal grants, has a huge repository of math content. “


  3. Deng Fei September 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm #


    After nearly two weeks of work, I finally managed to translate every single text in the OSQA system into Simplified Chinese. And I found several bugs in it. So is there any way that I can submit this package to you guys?

    Best Regards
    Deng Fei (David)

  4. rick September 8, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    Hi Deng Fei,

    We’d love to incorporate your Simplified Chinese translation. Please contact us directly at admin@osqa.net, and we can work together to add it in. Thanks!

  5. Mark December 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    I would to know how can I put the tab for french version


  6. Hannah December 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    Is there a way to make this website secure to only a specific amount of personnel, say, in a company?

  7. Amin January 31, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    my name is amin
    I have 2 Questions

    Do you want your Script to be translated to Persian
    if so I maybe able to help you
    Also is there away to tie this script to joomla
    only user data so users don’t have to sıgnup twıce

  8. Elizabeth May 9, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    Do you know if any government agencies (especially in the Department of Interior) are using OSQA?



  9. how much is auto insurance May 10, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Hey your web site url: http://www.osqa.net/about/ appears to be redirecting to a completely different webpage when I click the home page button.
    You might want to have this checked.


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