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The current big ideas behind TWiki

An enterprise collaboration platform

  • a project development space
  • a document management system
  • a knowledge base

A structured Wiki

Combines the benefits of a Wiki and a database application

  • Benefits of a Wiki
    • Open content
    • A dynamic set of pages, easily linked without knowledge of HTML
    • Collaborative authoring
    • Web-based authoring

  • Benefits of a database application
    • Highly structured data
    • Easy reporting
    • Workflow
    • Access control

  • Benefits of a structured wiki
    • Flexibility to add free form content to structured content (and vice versa)
    • Lends itelf to build applications more than typicals wikis

A consumer, producer and diplayer of Epidata

Application-related data that is displayed in the body of a wiki topic. (Concept courtesy of TWiki:LynnwoodBrown)

  • Links, both internal and external
  • People
  • Tasks
  • Events
  • Annotations
  • Data retrieved from external sources

-- MeredithLesly - 26 Feb 2006

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This is my distillation of what I see as the current big ideas behind TWiki. Thoughts, additions, whatevers?

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