Does "Discourse" have anything to do with "Discord"?

Has ‘Discourse’ got anything to do with the ‘gaming’ chat ‘Discord’?

Discourse → discussion

I just thought they might be two related platforms with not too dissimilar names.

Names do not sound similar in meaning.
Discourse → discussion
Discord → dissent or conflict or argument

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No, just unfortunately similar-sounding words.

Discord, the proprietary chat app, was launched in 2015.

Discourse — which runs this site — is open-source forum software, and was launched a year earlier, in 2014.

I’ve always questioned why it’s named ‘Discord’ since that would imply something negative.

It is an accurate name, the platform is generally very toxic.