The Systems Community of Inquiry is a worldwide network of systems thinkers, scientists and practitioners.
This SysCoI Stream was started in June 2017. It is based on WordPress O2, a communications tools first used internally by WordPress developers in 2009, extensively revised in 2013, and then released to the open source community in 2015.
The expected advantages of WordPress O2 over Buddypress are a simpler interface, and a lower maintenance.
This platform is intended as an open source alternative to commercially-operated social networks, controlled by economic interests. Since written content is a creative work that implicitly receives copyright protection, authors should appreciate that contributing a post or comment is subject to licensing under Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Sharealike conditions.
Some slides on O2 from the Wordcamp 2013 meeting give a context about the use of the technology.