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Submissions/Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware - Software made the wiki way

From Wikimania 2011 • Haifa, Israel

This is an open submission for Wikimania 2011.

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Title of the submission

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware - Software made the wiki way

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)

Presentation or poster

Author of the submission

Marc Laporte, Admin, Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Bernard Sfez (co-presenter)

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Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge base, intranets, and extranets. It is actively developed by a very large international community. Tiki offers a very large number of features "out-of-the-box", arguably more than any other Open Source Web Application. Highly configurable and modular, all features are optional and administered via a web-based interface.

Tiki goes way beyond just wiki pages and offers collaboration through spreadsheets, image annotations, databases (trackers), etc, and integrates with other open source projects such as BigBlueButton (Audio/Video/Screensharing/Chat) and Kaltura (Collaborative video editing).

The Tiki model has a wiki way approach to the whole project (code, content, community, etc.). Here are base principles:

  • Wiki community (do-ocracy) (Sort of like Wikipedia but for software instead of content)
  • Wiki way participation to the code (475+ with full write access to the complete code base).
  • Scheduled releases (2 major releases per year with Long Term Support versions, like Ubuntu)
  • All-in-one codebase (1 000 000 lines of code, with everything bundled. Each feature is optional)
    • Inherent synchronized releases (all features have to be ready at the same time to avoid core vs plugin dependency issues)
  • Lots of features, but no duplication (in a wiki, similar/related content is merged, so the same is applied to features)
  • Dogfood (Tiki is a community recursively developing a community management system)
  • Very open community. Everything is discussed.

Please see: http://tiki.org/Model

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)

Infrastructure Track, specifically the part about: "Moving beyond MediaWiki: what other Wiki-like platforms exist; what tools and features do we need for collaboration on different types of knowledge?"

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