I love(d) to use Doodle.com where I can create items (dates, or maybe movies) and let other people vote on them (as in: Mr X is available on these dates but not on that one). It just makes creating appointments with others way easier.

Is there an (open source preferably) alternative that I can install on my own server? In a post-Snowden world I’d like to keep as much of my data under my control.

  • What do you mean with "dates, or maybe movies" when creating an item?
    – unor
    Aug 15 '14 at 23:55

You could most likely use the aptly named "Dudle", which is open source under AGPL Version 3.


  • Thanks, that looks very good indeed. Seems very unclear how to install though (at least for my pretty limited abilities) and Google doesn't find any reports/tutorials for it either. So dear future, if you find this question and know about a step-by-step guide how to install Dudle - please leave a message. Thanks, ZeroFlux!
    – Max
    Aug 15 '14 at 7:19
  • Maybe try Clockworks as an alternative: sipb.mit.edu/projects/clockworks
    – ZeroFlux
    Aug 18 '14 at 21:31
  • @ZeroFlux - that project doesn't seem to be publicly accessible - do you have a link to a download or repository?
    – jmetz
    Apr 27 '15 at 11:57
  • @jmetz Unfortunately, no, I don't have any additional access information beyond what's available on those links. Although I haven't looked into either project for a few months, so a fresh Google might be warranted!
    – ZeroFlux
    Apr 27 '15 at 19:06
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    @ZeroFlux though this answer is upvoted and accepted, it doesn't really meet our quality rules. Could you please edit it and include how Dudle meets the OPs requirements, and what exactly makes it recommendable (personal experiences preferred ;)?
    – Izzy
    Mar 13 '16 at 8:45

Framadate is worth a try. It meets all your requirements:

  • It's Free Software released under the CeCILL-B License.
  • It's "like Doodle"
  • You can host it yourself.


It is a fork of STUdS and used to be known under the name of OpenSondage. A downside of the project may be, that it is primarily managed in french.

The software is not packaged for common GNU/Linux distributions yet but you can install it through Sandstorm.

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    Can you specify why it's a "great tool for this"? How does it meet the post requirements?
    – rrirower
    Jan 18 '16 at 13:37
  • All the requirements of the question are met. "like doodle", free software (open source) and you can host it yourself. I just felt I'd have to write a full sentence. Actually "Framadate." would be the correct answer. ;) Jan 18 '16 at 14:00
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    Well, feelings are one thing – site rules another. Please read our discussion on what makes an answer high quality to see if you can incorporate some of these improvements into your answer: Why is it a "great tool"? How does it meet the requirements? Personal experiences (for the "why" part) are welcome. And please, don't put it in comments, but edit it into the answer itself :)
    – Izzy
    Mar 13 '16 at 8:43

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