DARWS is short for “Data Access and Retrieval Web Surface”. The name is inspired by LCARS, which comes from Star Trek and is used as GUI for their computers. DARWS came to existence, when I had an unlucky run-in with MediaWiki and Spambots.

As I could not figure out a way, how to get rid of the bots easily without increasing the amount of administrative work, I decided to develop something on my own. The result can now be found implemented into Space Wars, where DARWS works as the in-game wiki.

I plan on making DARWS its own project, which can also be used by other people and organisations. I intend to make it work as knowledge base, communication platform, and file sharing platform, so you have everything you need to work in one place, without the need to take care of different solutions.