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Reasons to use Foswiki

You like the sound of the technology, but you need to be convinced?
You need to convince your boss?
You think http://www.wikimatrix.org may not be telling you the whole story?

Here are our top reasons to use Foswiki

  1. It's free. Totally free. No evil empire lurking in the background.
    Foswiki is now one out of few—if not the only—free-and-open-source-wiki for enterprises that has an official association to back it.
  2. It's fun. You can do amazing stuff really easily.
  3. It's got a really strong community of developers, users, and professional consultants.
  4. It's been used in major companies for years; it's got a great track record.
  5. It's got excellent security - both access controls and protection against hackers.
  6. It's structured, so you can organise and query your data like a database, but write it with the flexibility of a wiki.
  7. It's got hundreds of extensions, that you can use to configure it 'just so'.
  8. It's configurable at many levels - from simple stuff like logos, to complex stuff like themes and a site's entire look-and-feel.
  9. It's constantly evolving, but always with a strong commitment to compatibility. If you need a bit that's missing, it's easy to add it - or find someone else to add it for you.
Foswiki was born as a fork from another project, called "TWiki", which is still around. If you have an existing TWiki installation, you might still be interested in some reasons to upgrade from TWiki.
Topic revision: r10 - 21 Dec 2009, WillNorris
 
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