From the intro post:
"With the rising interest in AJAX and RIAs, it became important for us to understand how to empower our Flex environment to create read/write web applications. This means developing Flex components that understand specific Web 2.0 technologies such as RSS, blogging, tagging, and microformats. [...] Thus the Kiwi Project was born. The team is comprised of engineers who have been involved with the development of both Dreamweaver and Contribute, who are intimitely familiar with the challenges of read/write web applications."
Curious about the use of the terms "kiwi" and "Read/Write Web", I emailed Deeje Cooley from Macromedia to enquire as to the origins of the project name. I was somewhat crestfallen by the reply:
"The name is a play on the letters "wiki"... sorry, no national connection"
Hmmm, I think I'll still claim myself as the inspiration :-) It's not every day you get a project named after you (even if it's not). Incidentally, Fred Oliveira once called me a wiki...