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Developer(s) Jürgen Hermann and Thomas Waldmann
Initial release August 26, 2000 (2000-08-26)[1][2]
Stable release

1.9.11  (November 8, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-11-08))

Preview release none [±]
Written in Python
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Content management system
Wiki software
License(s) GNU General Public License v2

MoinMoin is a free open-source wiki engine implemented in Python, initially based on the PikiPiki wiki engine.

Product history

On July 20, 2000, developer Jürgen Hermann started the MoinMoin project on SourceForge, followed by the software's first stable release with version 0.2 on August 26.[2] A corresponding project was started the same day on Freshmeat (now Freecode).[1] Version 1.0 was released on May 10, 2002.[3]

In late 2007, MoinMoin was one of ten open-source projects selected for the 2007-2008 Google Highly Open Participation (GHOP) contest for high schoolers and secondary schoolers.[4][5]

In March 2012, MoinMoin's developers announced the project had been accepted as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2012.[6]


A full list of features of MoinMoin, with explanations for some of the features, can be found on the MoinMoin page.

Hardware/software requirements

MoinMoin requires the following:

  • a web server (only for a server installation)
  • Python 2.4.x or 2.5.x to run the software

More about installation requirements can be found here.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Screenshots for MoinMoin can be found on the MoinMoin page.

Entities using MoinMoin

Examples of entities using MoinMoin include:

Bazaar, Computational and Visual Neuroscience Lab at The University of British Columbia, Department of Computational Biophysics and Bioinformatics at Jagiellonian University, Edubuntu, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Research Center in Informatics for Engineering - Argentina, Scilab, Skype, Trinity College Dublin, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, University of California – Berkeley

A full directory of MoinMoin users can be found on the MoinMoin page.

Further reading

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Project details for MoinMoin". Freshmeat. Archived from the original on 1 May 2001. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Project Info - MoinMoin". SourceForge. Archived from the original on 16 August 2001. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  3. "Default branch of project MoinMoin". Freshmeat. Archived from the original on 19 October 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  4. Kerner, Sean Michael (29 November 2007). "Google Goes Back to (High) School". Internet News. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  5. Withers, Stephen (29 November 2007). "Google competition targets teens". iTWire. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  6. Waldmann, Thomas (16 March 2012). "Summer of Code 2012 is on!". Jürgen Hermann and Thomas Waldmann. Retrieved 5 April 2012.