From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|Headquarters||San Diego., USA|
|Key people||Aaron Roe Fulkerson (CEO) |
Steve G. Bjorg (CTO)
Byoung Lee (COO)
Mike Puterbaugh (VP Marketing)
|Products||MindTouch TCS, MindTouch Platform v10, MindTouch Core v10|
 HistoryMindTouch initially based its development work on MediaWiki, the open source wiki program used for the Wikimedia Foundation sites. The first public software release took place at OSCON, the open-source conference in Portland, OR, July 25, 2006 at which time MindTouch also launched the MindTouch Developer Community (once named OpenGarden.org). This initial release, a MediaWiki fork called Deki Wiki "Gooseberry", differed by including a WYSIWYG editor on XHTML and providing enhanced search capabilities that also indexed files, page-level file attachments, enhanced permissioning and more. MindTouch also released a distributed REST application management framework called MindTouch Dream in July 2006.
At DEMOFall in September 2006, MindTouch released its first commercial product, the DekiBox smart hardware appliance. In January 2006, MindTouch quickly migrated the wikis hosted at Wiki.com to "Wik.is" before the former site was taken down due to domain ownership issues.
A year after the initial MindTouch Deki Wiki product release, timed for OSCON 2007, MindTouch released a rewrite of the initial Deki Wiki product that consisted of a decoupled wiki interface to a composition of heterogeneous web-services and a web-service orchestration engine. The new platform allows users to integrate Web services and external applications to extend MindTouch Deki Wiki with remote application behavior and enables data and application mashups.
In June, 2008 MindTouch dropped the "wiki" part of the product name; thereby renaming the product to MindTouch Core (free and open source) and MindTouch Platform (commercial version). MindTouch CEO, Aaron Fulkerson, cited in the June Corporate Newsletter a motivation to more accurately communicate the capabilities of the product and the fact the wiki is only a component in the business collaboration and integration platform's overall feature set.
 Technology as of 2010MindTouch Core consists of an open-source wiki developed in C# on Mono and PHP, with all components available under either version 2 of the GNU General Public License or version 2.1 of the GNU Lesser General Public License; this makes it the first commercial open-source virtualized wiki. The DREAM framework makes it possible to extend MindTouch using any programming language compatible with web services. The application's logic is implemented in C# and the presentation layer in PHP, which makes it relatively simple to modify the user interface.
 Public websites using MindTouch
- The Mozilla Development Community wiki is powered by MindTouch Platform
- http://www.topsan.org/ - "The Open Protein Structure Annotation Network” - a place to collect, share and distribute information about protein three-dimensional structures
- http://www.whorunsgov.com - A Washington Post user-editable site to profile leaders in government
- http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/ - A collaborative approach toward chemistry education
 External links
- Company web site
- MindTouch developer community
- Review: MindTouch cleverly packs wiki in a virtual appliance Infoworld
- Wikis at Work The Wall Street Journal