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     1.4 +TWiki (TM) - A Web Based Collaboration Platform
     1.5 +===============================================
     1.6 +
     1.7 +What is TWiki?
     1.8 +--------------
     1.9 +
    1.10 +TWiki is a flexible and powerful web-based collaboration 
    1.11 +platform that allows you to run a dynamic intranet site, a 
    1.12 +project development space, a document management system, a 
    1.13 +knowledge base, an issue tracking system and many other 
    1.14 +groupware application. TWiki looks and feels like a normal 
    1.15 +intranet or Web site. Users can freely change or create 
    1.16 +content from any Web browser, without requiring special 
    1.17 +browser plugins. 
    1.18 +
    1.19 +Major companies like British Telecom, Sun Microsystems, 
    1.20 +Motorola and SAP depend on the TWiki platform to increase 
    1.21 +the productivity of their engineering teams. 
    1.22 +
    1.23 +Features include automatic link generation, full text 
    1.24 +search, authorization based on groups, Web form handling, 
    1.25 +email notification of changes, file attachments to Web 
    1.26 +pages, revision control of pages and attachments, and 
    1.27 +more. The server-side TWiki Plugins API provides developers 
    1.28 +with a simple way to build new groupware applications. 
    1.29 +
    1.30 +The GPLed TWiki software and over 100 Plugins can be 
    1.31 +downloaded from the TWiki.org web site, http://TWiki.org/.
    1.32 +
    1.33 +
    1.34 +TWiki Distribution and License
    1.35 +------------------------------
    1.36 +
    1.37 +TWiki is open source software and is distributed under the 
    1.38 +terms of the GNU General Public License. You can request 
    1.39 +the latest version of TWiki from http://TWiki.org/ .
    1.40 +
    1.41 +The LICENSE file, located in the root of the TWiki 
    1.42 +distribution package, shows your rights and duties on how to 
    1.43 +use, redistribute and/or modify it. We would appreciate if 
    1.44 +redistributions of TWiki and its clones retain the 
    1.45 +license.txt file in its entire form, thus acknowledging the 
    1.46 +origin of TWiki and the thousands of hours the core team and 
    1.47 +contributors put into creating this product.
    1.48 +
    1.49 +
    1.50 +TWiki Installation, Support
    1.51 +---------------------------
    1.52 +
    1.53 +It is important to follow the installation instructions in
    1.54 +TWikiDocumentation.html located in the distribution, also at
    1.55 +http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiDocumentation
    1.56 +
    1.57 +Important note: Once you installed TWiki on your own system, 
    1.58 +make sure to add yourself to the list of TWikiInstallations 
    1.59 +at http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Main/TWikiInstallations . 
    1.60 +This helps in getting more exposure --> attracts more 
    1.61 +developers --> results in a better product.
    1.62 +
    1.63 +TWiki is free software and does not include any support. There
    1.64 +is a TWiki web for support questions, run by TWiki users for
    1.65 +TWiki users. Visit http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Support/ if
    1.66 +you have any installation questions or questions about TWiki
    1.67 +deployment; please do not contact the developers directly.
    1.68 +
    1.69 +
    1.70 +TWiki News, Development and Deployment
    1.71 +--------------------------------------
    1.72 +
    1.73 +You can always find out the latest news at the TWiki home 
    1.74 +page at http://TWiki.org/ .
    1.75 +
    1.76 +The place to collaborate on further TWiki development is at
    1.77 +http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/ . ReadmeFirst tells you 
    1.78 +how to collaborate. Subscribe in WebNotify to stay up to 
    1.79 +date on latest development issues.
    1.80 +
    1.81 +Good luck with your collaboration effort and with TWiki.
    1.82 +Happy collaboration and twiki'ing.
    1.83 +
    1.84 +Best regards,
    1.85 +
    1.86 +The TWiki Developers