Last modified by Adel Atallah on 2018/09/12

In addition to a great developer room, we would like to team up with our friends at Cryptpad in order to propose a stand for the FOSDEM.

Proposal (will be sent to FOSDEM organizers)

For many years, the XWiki project [1] has been present at FOSDEM on the "Wiki and CMS" software stand. This year, we would like to team up with people running the Cryptpad project [2] and apply for a common stand for our two projects. The reason why we would like to apply for this stand with the Cryptpad project and not any other Open Source project is simply because our two development teams share several developers that are both involved in XWiki and Cryptpad.

Today, we would like to present the XWiki project not as a simple wiki anymore, but more as a web development framework that you can use to build knowledge-related applications on top of it. Having such a stand would be a great occasion on our side to propose demonstrations of the software and its customizations more easily. Experience with the previous FOSDEM edition has shown that this is usually one of the most requested demands that we get : people come up and ask about how they can solve a specific problem on their instance. XWiki currently registers about 4500 unique instances (that are accessible publicly, ie not behind a firewall) and has an ecosystem of over 720 extensions. Other presentations have already been performed about the XWiki project during past FOSDEM editions, see [4], [5], [6], [7] and [8]. We've been present at FOSDEM since 2006 and it's a chance for use to be able to participate to it each year.

With the stand we also want to give more visibility to the Cryptpad project : it's a collaborative online document editor built with privacy in mind : each document that you edit on the platform is encrypted in your browser and then sent to the server in such a way that the server admin cannot access the content of your document. The idea with this project is to present a FOSS alternative to equivalent cloud-based solutions distributed by mostly US companies. We already gave a couple of talks about Cryptpad during the last edition of FOSDEM, see [3] and [4]. Today, the main instance of Cryptpad has around 1500 visitors per day (unique IPs) and hosts about 100 000 documents.

Please do not hesitate to get back to us if you need more information regarding our application.


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