Wikidot Platform Released as Open Source under Affero GPLv3 license

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Popular wiki hosting provider, Wikidot.com, is opening its software by releasing the codebase under the open-source GNU Affero General Public License version 3.

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it used to take weeks to build a website. With Wikidot my team can make new rich sites in a matter of hours. It's all about doing more with less.

Wikidot Inc., developer of the popular Wikidot.com platform has freed the code for its flagship product under the new GNU Affero General Public License version 3. The company has freed both its current Wikidot product, and the new Wikidot/2.0 product under development.

Wikidot Inc. founder and General Manager Michal Frackowiak explains, "our users want access to the code, and we want our users to get involved in the project. We believe that freeing our software is great for our community, and great for our business." The Affero license gives users the right to modify, share, and even resell improvements to the code. Michal explains, "it's like the GPLv3 but also requires service providers who extend our Wikidot code to share their improvements".

Wikidot.com is growing popular with smart users who use its wiki functionality to build creative sites, quickly. Pieter Hintjens, founder of iMatix Corporation and CEO of Wikidot Inc., explains, "it used to take weeks to build a website. With Wikidot my team can make new rich sites in a matter of hours. It's all about doing more with less."

Through pure word-of-mouth, Wikidot now ranks as one of the most popular wikifarms, and is growing at the rate of 500 users a day. Michal Frackowiak concludes, "we deliver a quality product and a very reliable service. Our users are our best sales people."

Software is available free of charge to everyone at wikidot.org.

About Wikidot Inc.

Wikidot Inc. is a privately-held corporation based in Delaware, US, with an operating office in Poland. The firm was founded in 2007 by Wikidot.com founder Michal Frackowiak and a group of private investors.

About Wikidot.com

Wikidot.com offers users the ability to create websites using "wiki" technology as used in Wikipedia and other products. Wikidot.com offers freedom from advertising, and free hosting for its users' websites. The company makes revenues from opt-in advertising and add-on services.

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