Hi. I am developing the forum software AsmBB
It is fully written in assembly language and is trying to be as fast and lightweight as possible. It uses FastCGI for higher performance and SQLite for very robust storage and in the same time avoiding the external dependencies. Works on every x86 or x86-64 hosting (including shared) that supports FastCGI. Have no external dependencies and is very easy for installation.
While, my general programming skills are enough for creating the back-end code, the web design is far from perfect. Also, I am not sure I have enough experience about forum software design. For now I am trying to follow my common sense and the principles of minimalism in order to keep it not overbloated. But who knows, maybe some important features are missing.
So, if you like the project and its overall ideas, you can join in order to make the fastest forum software in the world. ;)
The project needs better visual design, different and beautiful skins, As long as everything is configurable by template and CSS files, no assembly language skills are needed. But of course, if someone want to learn by working on real life project - the project is open for code contributors as well. (And you will be surprised how easy assembly language programming is).
Some migrating tools from/to another forums databases are highly desirable.