TWiki Web Collaboration 5.1.4 / CairoRelease

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TWiki Web Collaboration, Web Based Collaboration Platform.

Updated by Editors on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

TWiki is a flexible and powerful web-based collaboration platform that allows you to run a dynamic intranet site, a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, an issue tracking system and many other groupware applications. TWiki looks and feels like a normal intranet or Web site. Users can freely change or create content from any Web browser, without requiring special browser plugins.

Major companies like Sun Microsystems, Motorola, Inktomi and SAP depend on the TWiki platform to increase the productivity of their engineering teams.

Features include automatic link generation, full text search, authorization based on groups, Web form handling, email notification of changes, file attachments to Web pages, revision control of pages and attachments, and more. The server-side TWiki Plugins API provides developers with a simple way to build new groupware applications. A large number of plugins and add-ons enhance the platform with action item tracking, calendaring, charting, database access, two-way RSS news feeds, LDAP connectivity, spreadsheets, XSL transformations, XP tracking, HTML publishing, and more.

The GPLed TWiki software and over 60 Plugins can be downloaded from the web site at

Platforms: All Unix, also Windows
Requirements: Perl 5, RCS, CGI enabled web server

Latest releases :

5.1.4 [Stable]
February 19, 2013

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Peter Thoeny
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TWiki does not violate GPL
By Anonymous on Wednesday, March 26, 2003.

No, TWiki's method of requiring registration before handing out the application, and source code, is not a violation of the GPL. It is unorthodox and unpopular to some people, but not a violation.

A long discussion of this policy and its reasoning is ongoing at

For people who do not want to submit any kind of registration there are some workarounds:

1) download an alpha release from

2) get the code via anonymous cvs

3) if you use debian gnu/linux: "apt-get install twiki".

GPL Violation?
By Anonymous on Tuesday, May 14, 2002.

The source appears to be available only after filling out a web form that asked for my name, company, email address, intended usage of twiki, etc. Several hours after submitting the form, still no info on how to actually download the source code.

Is hiding the source code in this way a violation of the GPL? Are other sites using twiki that point back to (the offending form) also in violation? Just wondering.

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