LinuxPR: TWiki – A FREE Web Based Collaboration Tool – New version

“TWiki announced a new version of it’s popular collaboration
tool on Monday 01 May 2000. The tool allows you to set up a
dynamic intranet site and a knowledge base; manage documents and
collaborate with your community by using just a web

“TWiki looks and feels like a normal Intranet or Internet web
site. However it also has an Edit link at the bottom of every web
page, everybody can change a page or add content. TWiki is a CGI
script written in Perl. It takes text input, hyperlinks it and
converts it to HTML on the fly. Features include automatic link
generation, full text search, page revision control, page locking,
email notification of changes, file attachments to web pages, user
preferences and more. TWiki depends on Unix, Perl 5, RCS and a web
server with CGI support like Apache.”

“TWiki is designed to eliminate the ‘one webmaster syndrome’
where intranet content is outdated and insufficient” said Peter
Thoeny, the author of TWiki. “Empowering employees to make changes
to the intranet, combined with a peer review of content makes sure
that content is up to date and accurate. Some major companies in
the telecommunication and consumer product industries depend on
TWiki to have a smooth information flow between the corporate


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