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I like using Trello, but my company might block the site at any time so I am uncomfortable really depending on it. Is there anyway to buy a version to host within my company?

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No, currently there is no ability to do that and there are no plans to provide something like this either.

Quote from the Common Questions post on the Trello blog:

Can I install this on my own server?
No. I can say with a lot of certainty that we don’t plan on doing this. We believe that the majority of people are becoming more comfortable hosting their services and the boost in dev productivity we get by only having one platform to test on is immense.

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Additionally, there are no plans to offer a self-hosted version in the future. I'm a member of the Trello team. –  Rich Armstrong Oct 22 '11 at 19:57
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@Rich Armstrong - do you know if there any open source clones that would allow self hosting. this is a big blocker for us –  leora Nov 20 '11 at 13:08
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I'm not sure that asking someone who works on Trello for recommendations of open source clones is going to be very effective! :-) –  Clare Macrae Nov 20 '11 at 13:14
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We don't mind! At Fog Creek, our commercial products compete with open source every day, so it's not a dirty word. We also contribute heavily to some open source projects (like Mercurial) If history is any guide, open source is not exactly synonymous with intuitive interfaces and beautiful design, so I'm not sure one will ever emerge for Trello, considering that's its main selling point. @leora, sorry this is a blocker for you! –  Rich Armstrong Nov 22 '11 at 16:48
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@leora Please don't use comments for chat –  phwd Mar 10 '12 at 1:40

There is an open source clone of Trello, that is actually quite good! It's called Kanban, and it is shockingly similar feel to Trello

https://github.com/somlor/kanban

Very cool. It only has the basic features at the moment (attachments, calendar, tagging, etc aren't there) but it does boards comments and cards very well, and that might be all you need.

It's also noticibly faster than Trello, and you can put it in your LAN

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This clone is pretty nice with the basic visuals, but the actual app is pretty lacking. There is no way in the UI to create new boards. And the project is in general pretty immature. That said if anyone wants to build an open source clone the UI on this is probably a great starting point. –  Boushley Jun 11 at 18:33
    
@Boushley Give OTM a try online-task-manager.com I believe they are planning to release a self hosted version sometime in the future –  GETah Sep 20 at 21:43

Why don't you give Teambox a try? It's great! I personally find it better than Trello. It has an open source version as well, for you to host on your own private machines.

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Note that the open source version of Teambox is only v3 which doesn't look anything like the site version (which is v4). It took me a few weeks to get it all setup. It was such a disappointment. –  Ian May 18 '13 at 18:46
    
@Ian Give OTM a try online-task-manager.com I believe they are planning to release a self hosted version sometime in the future. –  GETah Sep 20 at 21:42

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