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Slide 1: Introduction

Slide 2: Foswiki

An enterprise, open-source web application that allows users to create and collaboratively edit web pages via any web browser.


  • Flexible Access Controls (who can change or view what)
    • Integrates with existing infrastructure (no need for additional accounts, passwords, or groups)
  • Revision control (who changed what when)
  • Enterprise class (CERN, Cingular, Disney, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Novell, Texas Instruments, Wind River, Yahoo, ...)
  • Open Source
    • Optional paid support and developer time
  • Perl based
  • Fast
  • Secure
  • Searchable (topics and attachments)
  • Strong user and support community
  • Flexible (over 290 published Extensions)


Slide 3: Wiki's at CLASSE


  • Internal Computer Group Documentation
  • CLASSE Computer Group Web Site
  • Internal and External documentation for various projects and groups in CLASSE
  • Internal and External collaboration
  • Software Inventory and tracking
  • Purchase Tracking
  • LEPP Computer Group Newsletter
  • Away Schedules
  • CLASSE Safety Handbook
  • CESR Online Documentation
  • LEPP Public Website Maintenance

Slide 4: Wiki to manage website

  • All benefits of Foswiki mentioned earlier
  • Extensive experience within CLASSE
    • Maintenance and Support
    • User community
  • Complete control over appearance
  • Access controls governing who can edit or publish what
  • Revision control recording who made what change when
  • Separation of style from content
    • ability to standardize appearance and layout of website
    • ability to generate content independent from style.
    • ability to update appearance and layout without modifying existing content
  • No vendor lock-in. Generates standard XHTML pages that can be readily parsed and ported into any new system.

Slide 5: Examples



Topic revision: r9 - 11 Nov 2013, DevinBougie
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