Joomla is one of the leading open-source Content Management Systems. With a userbase of over 400,000, they use phpBB as a reliable platform for support.
Official Support Forum for Debian, the kernel-based open source operating system. phpBB provides a solid platform for support and discussion.
Discussion board for the massively popular xkcd web comic. Covering everything from Maths and Science to Logic Puzzles and Forum Games. Over 100k members and 2.4 Million posts.
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.
Adblock Plus is one of the most popular Firefox Add-ons in the world, with over 10 Million daily users and over 100k downloads a day. They use phpBB to offer support to their users.
KDE is mainly known for producing the KDE Desktop Environment (used in Kubuntu) for Linux.