MBSE BBS is a Linux-specific BBS software package that was originally developed by Michiel Broek in the Netherlands starting in the early 90s. He has since stopped developing the software but released it as open source under the GPL license.
MBSE is a fully-featured and mainly self-contained BBS, drawing on the inherent power of Linux to provide a solid BBS system. However, MBSE was never “fully” finished and there are some features and other things that are being worked on. The software includes:
However, MBSE is not for the faint of heart or brand-new to Linux. MBSE does have a learning curve but once that curve is navigated, MBSE is a strong, solid BBS system that will run without constant tinkering.
MBSE is currently being maintained mainly by Andrew Leary with occasional support by me.
Please note that MBSE's documentation is rather old and is outdated in some parts. We're working on updating the documentation.