Aiki Framework

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Aiki Framework
Aiki Framework logo.svg
Developer(s)Bassel Khartabil,[1] Fabricatorz, LLC[2]
Initial releaseSeptember 2009 (2009-09)[3]
Preview release
0.9.1[4] / February 23, 2012 (2012-02-23)
Written inPHP, MySQL and JavaScript
TypeContent management framework

Aiki Framework is a flexible PHP + MYSQL (LAMP) web application framework that allows designers and programmers to easily create and work with existing content management systems from the web.[5] The Fabricatorz global production company[2] was its commercial steward and has used it to build Open Clip Art Library 3.0[6] and the now public Open Font Library.[7][8] Both sites using Aiki Framework were publicly announced at Libre Graphics Meeting 2011.


The last release[9] of the software approximately coincided with the March 15, 2012 detainment in Syria of the technologies inventor, Bassel Khartabil. Aiki Framework still is the underlying technology of the Open Clip Art Library and Open Font Library, but the technology was deprecated until 2016 when it was resurrected and put on GitHub.[10] The history of changes was imported to git from last zip file taken from and controlled by bazaar version control.


The goal of Aiki Framework is to make a fast system for developing heavily trafficked communities where developers are used to editing source code, but can not directly because of necessary security precautions in running a web server.



  • Christopher Adams[13]
  • Dave Crossland
  • Steven Garcia
  • Brad Phillips[14]
  • Jon Phillips
  • Bassel Safadi
  • Barry Threw[15]
  • Jakub Jankiewicz

Bassel Khartabil[edit]

On 1 August 2017, it was reported that the inventor of Aiki, Bassel Khartabil, had been executed in prison by the Syrian government.[16][17]


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  2. ^ a b "Fabricatorz".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2010-12-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  5. ^ Safadi, Bassel (2010). "Open Clip Art Library 2.0 Powered by Aiki Framework Announced".
  6. ^ "Open Clip Art 3.0 Press Release". (Press release). 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-05-15.
  7. ^ "Open Font Library Public Press Release". (Press release). 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19.
  8. ^ "Launchpad Announcement". Open Clip Art Library Launchpad. 2011.
  9. ^ Open Clip Art Library 0.9.1 Release
  10. ^ "Aiki Framework". GitHub. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  11. ^ "Blog Filling The Gap Open Clip Art Library Provides More Than 26 000 Images". Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  12. ^ "Open Clip Art Library 2.0 []". Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  13. ^ "Christopher Adams". Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  14. ^ Phillips, Brad. "". Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  15. ^ "barry threw". Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  16. ^ "منظمة العفو الدولية on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  17. ^ Corbyn, Zoë (2015-12-11). "Bassel Khartabil: fears for man who brought open internet to the Arab world". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-09-25.

External links[edit]

  • "Official website". Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2010.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)