About

This is the OpenTelegard (OpenTG) project website. This project originated in 2008 as an experiment in resurrecting the BBS using modern software tools while keeping the nostalgic look and feel of traditional BBS systems from the 1980’s and 1990’s. The original website and project pages were lost. More information will be placed here soon.

== About
OpenTelegard is a recreation of the Telegard Bulletin System 
implemented in JRuby. Its goal is to be an open-source project to recreate
the Telegard BBS from scratch into a modern, internet ready, and standard
system.  Telegard was BBS software developed in the late 80’s and 90’s by a team of
developers as part of the dial-up modem era.


=== What are the Goals?
* Set new standards for BBS software.
* Recreate the feel and configureability of Telegard.
* Design using a modular architecture for easy extendability.
* Build using modern open-standards (language, compilers, libraries, etc).
* Make Internet Ready on both IPv4 and IPv6, and in theory any protocol stack.
* Integrate with current internet Mail Gateways as well as support some legacy BBS networks such as FidoNET.
* When possible, provide compatability with legacy systems or a clear migration path.

=== See Also
* WikiPedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegard) .