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|Founded||November 9, 2019|
|Dissolved||October 13, 2021|
|Owner||Adam LaDine (captainmeta4)|
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Ruqqus was a social media site and open-source forum hosting software, intended as an alternative to Reddit. Started in 2019, and gained a following in 2020 after a mass exodus of Reddit users following subreddit bans during the George Floyd riots Ruqqus is open source and independently operated by Ruqqus, LLC, with co-founder Adam Ladine as the owner and lead backend developer.
Originally designed as a centralized platform for free speech, Ruqqus transitioned from designing it's software solely for use on Ruqqus.com, to marketing its software for self-hosted instances starting in August 2021.
On October 6th, 2021 Ruqqus Founder Adam LaDine announced the main instance of Ruqqus was closing. Following the announcement of Ruqqus's closure, the licensing of Ruqqus's source code was changed to LGPL, with the intention of spinning off Ruqqus as decentralized open-source discussion software.
On October 13th, the site was officially closed and replaced with a "retrospective" statement written by (non-admin) user carpathianflorist .