wiki software is different kind collaborative software that allow you to runs a wiki, or a website that help you or your visitor to collaboratively create and edit web pages using a simple web browser.
Basically, it’s web application that usually implemented as a CGI script that runs on multiple web servers, The content, including all current and previous revisions are stored in a either a file system or a database.
it specially designed to focus on the content and provide more powerful control over layout, workflow and publishing technologies such as blogs present in other CMSes.
Mostly all wiki software are free and open source and available under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Here is list of some useful open source wiki software included below.
PHP wiki software
DokuWiki is a lightweight, standards compliant free PHP Wiki engine that allow you to create any kind of documentation. It has a simple yet powerful syntax which makes sure the data files remain readable outside the Wiki and eases the creation of structured texts. All data stored in plain text files – no database backend are required.
MediaWiki is a free and open source server based wiki engine written in PHP developed by Wikipedia. MediaWiki is an extremely powerful, scalable software and a feature-rich wiki implementation, that uses PHP to process and display data stored in its MySQL database. Pages use MediaWiki’s wiki-text format, so that users without knowledge of XHTML or CSS can edit pages easily and instantly.
NotePub offer online notepad with wiki functionality and privacy settings on a note by note basis. you can save, share, and search your notes. In brief, NotePub provides real time sharing and searching of notes with read/write permissions set for each note and user.
PmWiki is a wiki based software for collaborative creation and maintenance of website. it work similar like normal web pages, but only difference is they have an “Edit” link that makes it easy to modify existing pages for anyone and add new web pages into the website, using basic editing rules no need to know or use any HTML or CSS language. Page editing can be left open to the public or restricted to small groups of authors.
PukiWiki is a web based Japanese wiki software written in PHP and use MySQL as database backend. Not only webmaster but also visitors can easily add, delete, and modify the pages without restriction. Since PukiWiki is a Web-based tool, you can use it from browser without any additional software.
Tikiwiki is a web-based wiki and content management system created by large team of developers from the TikiWiki CMS/Groupware project. it’s an ideal tool for you to build and maintain your Website/Wiki/Groupware/CMS/Forum/Blog/Bug Tracker or any other project you can imagine running in your browser window.
Wikkawiki is a PHP based small, lightweight, multilingual Wiki-engine designed for speed and easy extensibility. it’s a standard compliant PHP Wiki engine which use MySQL as database backend to store your pages.
Java based wiki software
ConcourceConnect is an open Source Business Social Software and Community Platform to connect employees, partners, and customers. Social Networking, Enterprise Social Computing, and more. it provide robust community creation platform with an integrated directory front-end that provides intuitive searching and viewing of all community content. Features include Wiki, Blog, Document Management, Ratings, Reviews, online Classified advertising, and Project Management modules. The wiki uses wiki markup or WYSIWYG editing.
codeBeamer is the award winning Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution for software and hardware development teams to manage their work process from requirements to release. it provide project management, wikis and knowledge management, document management, task, requirement and defect management, configuration management (ITIL), continuous integration, version control, source code analysis and forums through a single and secure platform. It makes software development more collaborative, transparent and productive.
JAMWiki is a Java wiki engine that offers so many useful features of MediaWiki. JAMWiki is easy to use and simple to set up without using any external database backend. The code can be run on almost any server running Java 5 or greater and is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).
JSPWiki is a feature-rich, modular and extensible JSP-based Wiki engine built around the standard J2EE components (Java, servlets, JSP). It has a very modular architecture and thus has been used in many projects to provide a wiki component. it’s an open-source wiki engine project that is released under the Apache Public License.
Mindquarry is an Open Source collaborative software platform for file sharing (documents, images, media files, etc.), task and project management, team collaboration and Wiki editing that meshes simplicity and functionality. it create a WYSIWYG wiki for each team. It is built using Apache Cocoon and thus based on Java (Mozilla Public License).
Xwiki is a fully-featured open Source Wiki engine and Content-Oriented Application Platform for the Enterprise. It’s also a second generation wiki software offering the ability to install and develop small applications inside wiki pages and it also offer both a generic platform for developing collaborative applications using the wiki paradigm and products developed on top of it. All XWiki software is developed in Java and under the LGPL open source license.
asp net wiki software
FlexWiki is a collaborative web-based authoring environment implemented on the Microsoft .NET platform. it is the only Wiki system that implement the WikiTalk object-oriented scripting language, enabling all sorts of dynamic-content scenarios.
Mind Touch one of the best open source enterprise collaboration platform and wiki software that allow user to create, organize, aggregate, and share information of almost any type. it’s not only wiki engine but also user-friendly business platform for collaboration and automation.
ScrewTurn Wiki is an open source ASP.NET wiki software that allow you to create, manage and share wikis. A wiki is a collaboratively-edited, information-centric website. ScrewTurn Wiki is a highly customizable and easily extendable with plugins and themes. you can store data using a simple, built-in file-system provider or, if you need performance and scalability, it can use SQL Server. If you use Active Directory, you can integrate with that too.