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

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware - Software made the wiki way
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Marc Laporte, Admin, Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Tiki Software Community Association
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 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 is the Free/Open Source Web Application with the most built-in features. 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 (Video management).

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 (500+ 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)

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Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
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