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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    Try wekan.io (note you can also get it hosted on sandstorm.io) – Nigel Thorne Mar 6 '16 at 23:51

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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    It's Trello's prerogative of course, but the argument that it's about dev productivity is more or less moot if distributed as a docker app. – mc0e Feb 3 '15 at 5:04

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 '14 at 21:42
  • Teambox has become Redbooth which no longer provides self-hosting / open source. It's old code is still open-source however. – Jaymes Bearden Apr 18 '19 at 6:04

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


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

  • 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 '14 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 '14 at 21:43

Yes you can, check out


which is like trello is derived from

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    Now it's Wekan, formerly LibreBoard, is an open-source and collaborative Trello -like kanban board application. – RaviRokkam Nov 4 '16 at 16:54

While there is no self-hosted Trello, there is a Trello clone called Libreboard. They actually received a DMCA letter from Trello. But the repo seems to have moved here.

EDIT: They seem to be back on Github.


If a user of the trello (company owner in this case) user is surpassing the limit of actions and triggers and Trello can't offer an individual copy of it product for them (understandable). I think a good approach would be that trello creates a new plan where they offer a server package with an extra boost of unlimited actions and triggers. This server would live in TRELLO buildings but would belong to the company user.


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