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Introduction

Introduction

A few things you should know about the Tiki Project

Our Mission Statement 

The mission of the Tiki Software Community Association is to foster the development of the free and open source software, Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, and to promote the free use of this software by all who can benefit, particularly individuals, groups, and organizations for whom online collaboration will strengthen their communities and facilitate achieving their goals together. Additionally, as we "make software the wiki way", the Association welcomes the participation of developers and other individuals for mutual personal growth and social benefit.

We Have History 

  • Tiki (also known as TikiWiki) has been actively developed since 2002, making it a very mature groupware solution.
  • More than 300 people have contributed source code to the Tiki project. 1
  • This makes Tiki one of the largest open source teams in the world.2

We Eat Our Own "Dogfood" 

We say we eat our own dogfood. This means we don't just make software for others to use but we don't use it ourselves — we use Tiki to develop Tiki. For example:

  • Tiki Trackers are used to record feature requests and bug reports.
  • Tiki Forums are used by the community for discussions and troubleshooting.
  • Tiki Wiki pages and structures are used to develop end-user and developer documentation.

All of this dogfood results in tightly integrated, well tested features.

We Have a Huge Install Base 

Tiki has been downloaded more than 1,200,000 times3 and is used to power a huge number of websites and intranets.4 Tiki is also available as a one-click install from many popular control panel applications such as Fantastico5 , script managers such as SimpleScripts6 , remote installers such as Installatron,7 and virtual appliances such as JumpBox8 . In 2010, Tiki was added to the Windows Web App Gallery,9 giving millions of Windows users easier access to Tiki.

We Win Awards and Recognition 

Tiki is constantly recognized as a leading Free / Libre / Open Source application. Tiki was selected as a mentoring organization for the 2009 Google Summer of Code and was one of only a handful of community-driven, FLOSS projects to be listed in the Seventh Annual EContent 10010 — a selection of organizations "that matter most in the digital content industry."

Tiki has also been nominated as the Most Collaborative Project for the SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards11 and was named SourceForge Project of the Month.12

Tiki was named Best Web Application by OSDir Editors13 and consistently ranks in its listing of Top 10 Applications.14 InfoWorld awarded Tiki a 2010 BOSSIE (Best of Open Source Software) in the applications category, and in 2011 Tiki was named to CMS Report's Top 30 Web Applications.15 In 2012, Tiki was named Best Web Tool in WebHostingSearch.com's Web Tools Directory and awarded the People's Choice Best Free CMS in the Critic’s Choice CMS Awards16 .

In addition to these awards, Tiki has been listed as a recommended productivity tool by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and is included in the Open Source CMS Market Share Report's list of Top 20 Open Source CMS.

We Actively Develop 

With a code commit every two hours17 (on average), Tiki undergoes continuous improvement and is always moving forward. As new technologies are introduced (such as Bootstrap, Ajax, and others) we work to add them to Tiki.

Project facts (Source: openhub.net)


We are Free, Libre and Open Source 

Our social contract defines the "Tiki Principles." We leverage existing technologies and partner with field leaders whenever possible.

  • Tiki includes code from over 60 software libraries
  • Tiki partners with other great projects, for Tiki Suite, a server, web, mobile and desktop apps suite with a concerted effort for greater interoperability and security.

We are Open Development 

Tiki is a community-driven project, with a very open development model. Our "Wiki Way" of software development emphasizes collaboration on scale unlike most other applications.18

Number of contributors who made changes to the project source code each month (Source: openhub.net)


Learn More about Tiki 

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