October 9th is a special date for us, as it marks the completion of another successful year for Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. It was all started in 2002 by Luis Argerich with just a handful of users and with significant community support still off in the future. After years of active development, in 2020, Tiki has had one of the largest Open Source teams in the world. Tiki has been contributed to by some 300 developers, and has thousands of users, many features and configuration options, continuous improvement and industry-wide use for public websites and nonpublic intranets and special applications.
We are thankful not only to the community but also to the people who are using Tiki, working with it, finding any problems, helping us iron out the flaws, fixing the bugs and rebuilding things that break. They are our most valuable assets.
Here’s a snippet taken from an interview of Luis recorded in Tiki's early days:
We are very proud that Tiki still embodies the premise that underlaid its creation.
With Tiki officially achieving adulthood at the age of 18, we can expect even bigger things from it. Tiki is widely used on the individual and enterprise levels and, now, with exciting new features such as machine learning being implemented and with new needs arising for remote collaboration, it is appropriate for Tiki to be equally recognized and put to use by government bodies internationally.
Happy Birthday, Tiki! And here’s hoping — and fully expecting — that the next 18 years will be even better.