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Invention of phBB

Date(s)
2002

This forum software began as an open-source clone of commercial forum package UBB.

The software was free to use and became popular starting in 2002, when a completely rewritten and updated version 2.0 was released.
By the mid-2000s it was used by thousands if not millions of websites.

Sources
https://www.phpbb.com/about/history/
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