What’s Under The Hood?

Last week, we talked with James Gray of Linux Journal who wondered what kind of software we used to power Wikispaces. We told him about the underpinnings of Wikispaces and that, in fact, our infrastructure is entirely based on Linux and Open Source software. The full text of the interview is available here:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/xstatic/announce/2007/announce09.txt (Link updated 20 Feb 2008)

Here’s the quick rundown on what you’ll find under the hood at Wikispaces:

We’re thankful for these and and dozens of other packages we rely on. Wikispaces simply would not be possible without them.

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  1. Posted March 7, 2007 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    Just like a car – means nothing to me but keep up the good work – I just want to use it!

  2. Posted March 8, 2007 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    bueno esto me parece un poco complicado ya que se me hizo un poco dificil porque aparte de que era en ingles no se mucho de computacion pero es importante aprender todas estas cosas ya que hacen muchisima falta

  3. Posted March 9, 2007 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    this wikispace site is so flippin sweet

  4. Tomt
    Posted March 10, 2007 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    The important things to me are that it works, that it is simple and that it empowers those that wish to work with me.
    Thankyou for your service, it’s brilliant.

  5. Posted March 14, 2007 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    I think it is very helpful for all of us,and I want to say just keep it up.

  6. StrangeThingInTheLand
    Posted March 27, 2007 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Interesting comment, and yet isn’t the most significant question left unanswered? What flavor of wiki software powers wikispaces?

  7. Posted March 27, 2007 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    It’s our own custom wiki software.

  8. Posted April 2, 2007 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Yes Yes and in deed this Wiki thing is wonderful…. But I find it hard to believe that I’m the only one pushing this software to the edge.
    I asked for help with a Calendar from web pasties. The response went something like I could fix it with HTML. I don’t want to ever have to learn HTML.
    Would like to get notified of discussions, both options, My Yahoo and Live Bookmarks links won’t work…….
    Sorry for the bad news.


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