Article:
  Which Open Source Wiki Works For You?
Subject:   non open-source alternatives
Date:   2004-11-05 05:44:55
From:   roseman
Good article - thanks. It's probably worth mentioning that there are closed source alternatives out there. The open sources ones are great, but not for everyone.


The ProjectForum wiki that I'm involved with for example, is so easy to setup that anyone can do it - forget setting up databases, or even knowing what language the thing is written in. The better open source ones definitely appeal to techies, but some others may be more appropriate for a general audience - really easy to install (or use a hosted service), and feature sets that target regular users.


We gets lots of people who look at the open source ones and then pick ProjectForum; at the same time we'll sometimes recommend one of the open source ones to people who have looked at our stuff first. It's all about finding the right match for peoples' needs.

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  • non open-source alternatives
    2004-11-05 08:33:00  nirwana [View]

    If you consider commercial Wiki-implementations you could dedicate a special article about them, I guess.

    JotSpot is the last one I heard of to get some raves in this area.
    • non open-source alternatives
      2004-11-09 19:50:40  mcannon [View]

      Confluence gets a lot of raves too - and the licensing is Open Source friendly, even if the code isn't under an OSI license.

      Evaluate your wiki needs like everything else I suppose - based on features, not license.

      m