We’re pleased to announce the release of KForge v0.17! KForge is an open source (GPL) suite of tools for for managing software and knowledge projects. Tools available currently include:

  • Wikis and mailing lists (e.g. MoinMoin, Mailman).
  • Content management systems and blogs (e.g. Joomla, WordPress, DAV).
  • Version control systems (e.g. Subversion, Mercurial, Git).
  • A project framework with mechanisms to plan and track work (e.g. Trac).
  • Automatic project service configuration with single sign-on access control.

The KForge code is currently used in our KnowledgeForge service – which currently lists over 700 users associated with over 100 projects – from UK parliamentary transcripts to a big collection of open data on caving, from the One Click Orgs project to works of 11th century legal scholar Ivo of Chartres. Many OKF projects use the service – such as CKAN, Open Shakespeare, Public Domain Works and Open Text Book.

The new release includes many important milestones, such as:

  • New Git plugin
  • New Joomla plugin
  • New project ‘recent changes’ feed aggregation
  • Support for using Mercurial services with Trac services
  • Support for using Git services with Trac services
  • Improved installer and install guide

For a full list of changes, see the announcement on the KForge Project blog.

You can download the KForge code from the Python Package Index at:

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Rufus Pollock is Founder and President of Open Knowledge.