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TWiki (R) - the Open Source Enterprise Wiki and Web 2.0 Application Platform
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What is TWiki?
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Welcome to TWiki, a powerful, and easy to use enterprise wiki, 
enterprise collaboration platform, and web application platform. 
It is a Structured Wiki, typically used to run a project 
development space, a document management system, a knowledge 
base, or any other groupware tool, on an intranet, extranet or 
the Internet. Users without programming skills can create web 
applications. Developers can extend the functionality of TWiki 
with plugins. TWiki fosters information flow within an 
organization, lets distributed teams work together seamlessly 
and productively, and eliminates the one-webmaster syndrome of 
outdated intranet content. TWiki has been downloaded over 
500,000 times and is used daily by millions of people in over 
100 countries. Some larger deployments have several 100,000 
pages and over 10,000 users. TWiki is developed by an active 
open source community on http://twiki.org.

Major companies such as Amazon.com, AMD, British Telecom, IBM, 
Oracle, Motorola, SAP and many others depend on the TWiki 
platform to increase the productivity of their teams. 

The GPLed TWiki software and over hundreds of Plugins can be 
downloaded from the TWiki.org web site, http://TWiki.org/.


TWiki Distribution and License
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TWiki is open source software and is distributed under the 
terms of the GNU General Public License. You can request the 
latest version of TWiki from http://TWiki.org/ .

The LICENSE file, located in the root of the TWiki 
distribution package, shows your rights and duties on how to 
use, redistribute and/or modify it. We would appreciate if 
redistributions of TWiki and its clones retain the AUTHORS,
COPYING, COPYRIGHT and LICENSE files in their entire form, 
thus acknowledging the origin of TWiki and the tens of 
thousands of hours contributors put into creating this 
product.


TWiki Installation, Support
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It is important to follow the installation instructions at
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiInstallationGuide

Important note: Once you installed TWiki on your own system, 
make sure to add yourself to the list of TWikiInstallations 
at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Main/TWikiInstallation . 
This helps in getting more exposure --> attracts more 
developers --> results in a better product.

TWiki is free software and does not include any support. There
is a TWiki web for support questions, run by TWiki users for
TWiki users. Visit http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Support/WebHome
if you have any installation questions or questions about TWiki
deployment; please do not contact the developers directly.


TWiki News, Development and Deployment
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You can always find out the latest news at the TWiki home 
page at http://twiki.org/ .

The place to collaborate on further TWiki development is at
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/WebHome . ReadmeFirst tells
you how to collaborate. Subscribe in WebNotify to stay up to 
date on latest development issues.

Good luck with your collaboration effort and with TWiki.
Happy collaboration and twiki'ing.

Best regards,

Peter Thoeny and TWiki Contributors
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