[jitsi-dev] Jitsi warmly invited to be part of the Tiki Suite, a full-featured FOSS collaboration & publishing suite.


#1

To the Jitsi community,

I am an admin of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware: A full-featured, free and
open source, multilingual (40+ languages), all-in-one
Wiki+CMS+Groupware. Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web
applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and
extranets.

Our technology: PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty
Our tagline: "Software made the Wiki Way"
Recent interview on FLOSS Weekly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8tjaz6CO3Q

If you don't know Tiki, please do check it out at http://tiki.org/ .
Tiki is the FOSS Web Application with the most built-in features in
the World. A few other FOSS Web apps may have more features if you
count all the 3rd party extensions, but as part of our "wiki way",
all-in-one model, we bundle all features to make sure everything works
well together.

The "Tiki model" consists of:
* Open Wiki community (do-ocracy) (Sort of like Wikipedia but for
software instead of content)
* Wiki way participation to the code (475+ with full write access to
the complete code base)
* Scheduled releases (2 major releases per year with Long Term Support
versions, like Ubuntu)
* All-in-one codebase (1 000 000 lines of code, with everything
bundled. Each feature is optional)
** Inherent synchronized releases (all features have to be ready at
the same time)
** Half the code comes from other projects such as Zend Framework,
jQuery, Smarty, etc.
* Lots of features, but no duplication (in a wiki, similar/related
content is merged, so the same is applied to features)
* Dogfood (Tiki is a community recursively developing a community
management system)

You can read the details here: http://tiki.org/Model

As it's the FOSS Web application with the most built-in features in
the World, the initial reaction is sometimes "Wow, how can it be
stable? it must be so bloated! How can hundreds of people have commit
access and it not be pandemonium?". In reality, because everthing is
built-in, you activate just what you need. There is virtually no
feature duplication and there is high collaboration throughout the
codebase. In contrast, other major CMS projects have 5000, 6000 or
7000 external modules/extensions and you need to manage the
dependencies and compatibility (making upgrades difficult).

So what does this have to do with Jitsi?

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The Tiki model has served us well, and Tiki as a project and community
is doing amazingly well. It's in the top-10 out of thousands of
PHP/MySQL apps, according to Ohloh.net:
http://www.ohloh.net/tags/mysql/php

However, we are increasingly hitting the limits of what can/should be
done by a PHP/MySQL app (ex.: video management, or desktop/mobile
apps). Thus, we are starting a new project, called Tiki Suite. In a
nutshell, it is Tiki combined with a dozen or so FOSS projects.

Tiki Suite: A suite of Free and open source collaboration, office
productivity & publishing software for small & medium-sized
organizations, featuring Wiki + CMS + Groupware + Commerce +
Accounting + Document Management + CRM + Web conferencing + Desktop
sharing + PBX VOIP Telephony + Instant messaging & presence + Video
management + E-learning, etc. The Tiki Suite includes and builds upon
a selection of server, desktop and mobile components with a concerted
effort to greater interoperability.

Tiki Suite should cover what 80% of the people use 80% of the time for
a typical small or medium-sized organization. The Tiki Suite will be
especially awesome for decentralized and knowledge-centric
organizations.

Key components include Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, ClearOS server,
BigBlueButton web conferencing, Kaltura video management, Clipperz
password management, Cyberduck WebDAV/FTP client, Jitsi SIP/XMPP
client and LibreOffice. We'll be progressively picking the missing
components.

Please see: http://suite.tiki.org/

I must say that I am quite impressed with Jitsi! Congrats to all
involved! I like the community activity, like participation to GSoC
and FOSDEM. I like all the features, and the fact that more are being
added all the time. In fact, it's one of the most impressive pieces of
software I have ever seen, in any category. The Jitsi page is here:
http://suite.tiki.org/Jitsi You'll notice I tweaked a bit the project
description. It's a wiki page, so please make it even better :slight_smile:

I'd like to extend an invitation to Jitsi community members to look
into Tiki Suite, and hopefully select and participate to on your next
suitable project.

If you happen to be near enough to Strasbourg, there is the Libre
Software Meeting / Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre next week.
In the context of this, there are related meetups:
http://tiki.org/TikiFestStrasbourg2011 and
http://tiki.org/WikiFestStrasbourg2011

Emil Ivov will be one of the presenters for Tiki Suite at RMLL on July
12th, 2011: http://2011.rmll.info/Tiki-Suite

We looking forward to collaborating with you all.

Best regards,

M :wink:

--
Marc Laporte

http://MarcLaporte.com
http://Tiki.org/MarcLaporte
http://AvanTech.net


#2

Hey Marc,

Thank you for your very kind words! I am quite intrigued by the Tiki
Suite and, personally, will be looking forward to seeing it progress.
One quick comment:

На 07.07.11 08:36, Marc Laporte написа:

Emil Ivov will be one of the presenters for Tiki Suite at RMLL on July
12th, 2011: http://2011.rmll.info/Tiki-Suite

My knowledge the Tiki Suite is limited to little more than what you said
in this mail. I am certainly not the right person to be presenting it. I
met your Tiki Fellow Jean-Marc Libs yesterday as well as several other
Tiki contributors. It was a very nice meeting and I was happy to learn
more about Tiki.

I think Jean-Marc will be making the presentation you are referring to.

We'll also be (almost) neighbours in the RMLL village so looking forward
to meeting everyone there.

Cheers,
Emil


#3

Yes, Jean-Marc will take the lead in the presentation, but we need you for
the section on Jitsi :slight_smile:

Thanks!

Hey Marc,

Thank you for your very kind words! I am quite intrigued by the Tiki
Suite and, personally, will be looking forward to seeing it progress.
One quick comment:

На 07.07.11 08:36, Marc Laporte написа:

Emil Ivov will be one of the presenters for Tiki Suite at RMLL on July
12th, 2011: http://2011.r...

My knowledge the Tiki Suite is limited to little more than what you said
in this mail. I am certainly not the right person to be presenting it. I
met your Tiki Fellow Jean-Marc Libs yesterday as well as several other
Tiki contributors. It was a very nice meeting and I was happy to learn
more about Tiki.

I think Jean-Marc will be making the presentation you are referring to.

We'll also be (almost) neighbours in the RMLL village so looking forward
to meeting everyone there.

Cheers,
Emil

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On 2011-07-07 3:19 AM, "Emil Ivov" <emcho@jitsi.org> wrote: