1# Piwik - piwik.org
5Piwik is the leading Free/Libre open analytics platform.
7Piwik is a full featured PHP MySQL software program that you download and install on your own webserver.
9Simply copy and paste this tag on websites you wish to track and access your analytics reports in real time.
11Piwik aims to be a Free software alternative to Google Analytics, and is already used on more than 1,000,000 websites. Privacy is built-in!
13## Mission Statement
15> « To create, as a community, the leading international Free/Libre web analytics platform, providing access to all functionality through open components and open APIs. »
17Or in short:
18> « Liberate Web Analytics »
22Piwik is released under the GPL v3 (or later) license, see [misc/gpl-3.0.txt](misc/gpl-3.0.txt)
24## We’re seeking a talented Software Engineer
26Are you looking for a new challenge? We are currently seeking a software engineer or software developer who is passionate about data processing, security, privacy, the open source and free/libre philosophy and usable interface design.
28[View Job Description](https://piwik.org/blog/2015/01/piwik-expanding-seeking-talented-software-engineer-new-zealand-poland/) - [Apply online](http://piwik.org/jobs/)
30This is for a full time position to work on the open source Piwik platform, either remotely or we can help the right candidate relocate to beautiful New Zealand (Wellington) or Poland (Wroclaw).
32We are grateful if you can share the job description with your friends and wider network!
36 * PHP 5.3.3 or greater
37 * MySQL 4.1 or greater, and either MySQLi or PDO library must be enabled
38 * Piwik is OS / server independent
44 * Upload piwik to your webserver
45 * Point your browser to the directory
46 * Follow the steps
48 * (You may also generate fake data to experiment, by enabling the plugin VisitorGenerator)
52If you do not have a server, consider our Piwik Hosting partner: http://piwik.org/hosting/
56For the list of all tickets closed in the current and past releases, see http://piwik.org/changelog/. For the list of technical changes in the Piwik platform, see [http://developer.piwik.org/changelog](http://developer.piwik.org/changelog).
60We believe in liberating Web Analytics, providing a free platform for simple and advanced analytics. Piwik was built by dozens of people like you,
61and we need your help to make Piwik better… Why not participate in a useful project today?
63You will find pointers on how you can participate in Piwik at http://piwik.org/get-involved/
71About us: http://piwik.org/the-piwik-team/
73## More information
75What makes Piwik unique from the competition:
77 * Real time web analytics reports: in Piwik, reports are by default generated in real time.
78 For high traffic websites, you can choose the frequency for reports to be processed.
80 * You own your web analytics data: since Piwik is installed on your server, the data is stored in your own database and you can get all the statistics
81 using the powerful Piwik Analytics API.
83 * Piwik is a Free Software which can easily be configured to respect your visitors privacy.
85 * Modern, easy to use User Interface: you can fully customize your dashboard, drag and drop widgets and more.
87 * Piwik features are built inside plugins: you can add new features and remove the ones you don’t need.
88 You can build your own web analytics plugins or hire a consultant to have your custom feature built in Piwik
90 * Vibrant international Open community of more than 200,000 active users (tracking even more websites!)
92 * Advanced Web Analytics capabilities such as Ecommerce Tracking, Goal tracking, Campaign tracking,
93 Custom Variables, Email Reports, Custom Segment Editor, Geo Location, Real time maps, and more!
95Documentation and more info on http://piwik.org
98## Code Status
99The Piwik project uses an ever-expanding comprehensive set of thousands of unit and integration tests and dozens of system [tests](https://github.com/piwik/piwik/tree/master/tests),
100 running on the hosted distributed continuous integration platform Travis-CI.
102Build status (master branch) [![Build Status](https://travis-ci.org/piwik/piwik.svg?branch=master)](https://travis-ci.org/piwik/piwik)
104Code Coverage: [![Code Coverage](https://scrutinizer-ci.com/g/piwik/piwik/badges/coverage.png?b=master)](https://scrutinizer-ci.com/g/piwik/piwik/?branch=master)
106Latest Version: [![Latest version](https://img.shields.io/github/release/piwik/piwik.svg?style=flat-square)](https://packagist.org/packages/piwik/piwik)
108Issue tracker metrics: [![Average time to resolve an issue](http://isitmaintained.com/badge/resolution/piwik/piwik.svg)](http://isitmaintained.com/project/piwik/piwik "Average time to resolve an issue") - [![Percentage of issues still open](http://isitmaintained.com/badge/open/piwik/piwik.svg)](http://isitmaintained.com/project/piwik/piwik "Percentage of issues still open")