This first official version of Foswiki was released on 09 Jan 2009 by the Foswiki team, continuing the community-led tradition of the TWiki project.
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: fundamentally, a website with 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 and 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way for you to publish and exchange your ideas with others over the web and eliminates the one-webmaster syndrome of outdated intranet content.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 is a structured wiki with 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 the old TWiki project under a new name. Restrictions on the use of the TWiki brand resulted in many of its developers continuing the project under the new Foswiki name. Foswiki is backwards compatible with all content from older TWiki installations. Foswiki 1.0.0 ships with a TWikiCompatibilityPlugin installed and activated by default, thus enabling most extensions made for TWiki to work under Foswiki. Foswiki is released under the GNU General Public License.
Relative to the TWiki version from which Foswiki forked
- around 120 bugs have been resolved including TWiki bugs that had been open for years
- a heavy security audit was conducted revealing many potential attack possibilities. These have all been closed by rewriting the risky code
- default skin has been facelifted
- standard features that were per default XSS attack vectors have been made secure by default
- almost 1900 individual code contributions have been made to the code since the fork in October 2008
- backed up by an open source community that has grown significantly since the fork
Foswiki - the Free and Open Source Wiki.