The VideoLAN project produces the extremely popular VLC media player software. Their forums provide support for users of the software as well as the development community.
Official Support Forum for Debian, the kernel-based open source operating system. phpBB provides a solid platform for support and discussion.
Gentoo Linux is an open source operating system built on top of the Linux kernel and based on the Portage package management system.
Inspired by Max Berry's book, Jennifer Government, NationStates is one of the most popular online simulation games. The forum boasts over 5 million posts and 200,000 users.
OpenOffice.org offers a free and fully-featured office suite which meets the needs of the common consumer all the way up to large enterprises.
Conquer Club is an online multiplayer world domination game. The discussion forum is host to over 500,000 members and 2.8 million posts.