IKS – Building an interactive knowledge stack for CMS platforms

Open source stack for knowledge management, broadening the reach of semantic CMS technology, and collaboration and software development hub for the semantic CMS community.

The mission of the IKS community is to develop an open source stack for knowledge management, broaden the reach of semantic CMS technology and serve as a collaboration and software development hub for the semantic CMS community.

There are several hundred CMS and KMS provider for SMEs in Europe. Most of them are currently not able to leverage semantics-based technology for use in their systems. This has a negative impact downstream, on thousands of end-user organisations which are served by these providers.

The mission of the IKS community is to provide an organizational platform and community for Open Source software projects in the Semantic CMS space. It offers a way for CMS vendors, OSS developers and researchers to coordinate their efforts in developing semantic technologies for CMS products, with the ultimate goal of making semantic technologies mature enough to substitute and outperform some of the traditional technologies currently used either in LAMP or in Java-based CMS.

IKS is a true Open Source community. The source code for all IKS projects is available under OSS-compliant licensing, and membership is open to all. Source code availability ensures vendor neutrality and freedom from lock-in, and IKS offers many opportunities to develop and cross-pollinate between different projects.

Introduction to IKS by Wernher Behrendt