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MindTouch DekiWiki Sets New Standard for Commercial Open Source Wikis; Provides Clear Upgrade Path From MediaWiki.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Today at OSCON (booth 911), MindTouch announces MindTouch DekiWiki, the first commercial open source wiki based fully on open standards. MindTouch is now the only vendor to offer a complete open source, hosted and appliance-based wiki solution, giving businesses a natural and cost-effective path for DekiWiki adoption.

DekiWiki is based on MediaWiki, the most scalable wiki in the world and the engine that brought Wikipedia to the masses. Released under the OSI-compliant GNU General Public License (GPL), it is the first application to take advantage of MindTouch Dream, the only open source Web 2.0 API for Microsoft .NET and Mono. Dream combines the service-oriented architecture (SOA) use of AJAX, Lucene and XML, allowing the distribution of both data and behavior and empowering DekiWiki with unmatched flexibility for creating applications across any device or platform.

Featuring a WYSIWYG interface, DekiWiki offers a sophisticated editing experience, allowing anyone to easily create and edit web pages and share information in a contextually rich environment. Accessible through common web browsers, DekiWiki is the first of its class to support advanced features like page hierarchies, file attachments on any page, indexing and searching which bring enhanced functionality to collaborative environments.

DekiWiki, its complete documentation and MediaWiki upgrade details are immediately available to the development community at

"The more companies embrace open source, the more everyone benefits from accelerated innovation and transparency," said Steve Bjorg, president and CTO of MindTouch. "Open source should be an integral part of a company's DNA and not an afterthought or a means to an end, which is why we are releasing DekiWiki to the open source community in advance of widespread commercial availability."

MindTouch has also introduced a private label version of DekiWiki available to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) looking to provide hosted wikis for companies that need a reliable and secure co-location solution. One such partner, VISI, will be highlighting its solution, ViaWiki, at the MindTouch booth. VISI is one of the industry's leading ISP providers for businesses and consumers. The application is available immediately online at

Earlier this month, MindTouch announced the general availability of MindTouch Managed Office Server (MOS), an on-site wiki appliance specifically designed to meet the information management needs of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Offered as a complete, bundled solution, MOS sits securely behind the corporate firewall and can be installed in minutes without onsite IT support. MOS is available exclusively through channel partners. For more information and a product tour, visit

About MindTouch:

MindTouch is a nationwide provider of Intranet solutions for the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) market. The company's Managed Office Server (MOS) is an onsite wiki appliance designed for the corporate environment that enables simple collaboration and file sharing among employees. Privately held, MindTouch is based in San Diego, California. Further information about the company and its product can be found at
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Date:Jul 26, 2006
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