What is Foswiki?
Foswiki is an enterprise collaboration and information sharing tool targeted for professional use in many types of companies—from small businesses to large organizations.
Foswiki is a wiki: a website with easily editable web pages. It looks like a normal web site but it encourages contributions, edits, updates, questions, and answers from its users. It's a powerful way of enabling a community to communicate asynchronously using intranet or public internet websites. Foswiki is simple to learn and use. It aims to provide a transparent way for you to publish and exchange your ideas with others over the web and eliminates the one-webmaster syndrome of outdated intranet content.
Foswiki supports storing structured data
—name-value pairs—and provides advanced query tools that enable users without programming skills to build powerful yet simple applications to process information and support workflows. Developers can extend the functionality of Foswiki with plugins.
Foswiki is a fork from the TWiki project. Restrictions on the use of the TWiki brand resulted in many of its developers starting the Foswiki project
. Foswiki is backwards compatible with all content from older TWiki installations.
Foswiki 1.1 ships with TWikiCompatibilityPlugin
installed by default, thus if activated enables most extensions made for TWiki to work under Foswiki.
Foswiki is released under the GNU General Public License.
| Question || What is Foswiki? |
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