__Fedwiki__ is short for federated wiki, the new wiki created by Ward Cunningham and community. Federated wiki is a web application that looks to explore the boundaries of collaborative writing in data-driven documentation.

It adheres to a minimal design philosophy and is intended as a reference point for other implementations of clients and servers (outposts) that may wish to participate in the federation or as some call it the fediverse.

In writing in these pages, we often refer to __fedwiki__, federated wiki, and wiki interchangeably. More precisely the former refer to the software implementation, while we associate the term wiki with the philosophy behind the software.