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+For system requirements, installation and upgrade details, see the files
+== MediaWiki ==
+MediaWiki is the software used for Wikipedia [] and the
+other Wikimedia Foundation websites. Compared to other wikis, it has an
+excellent range of features and support for high-traffic websites using
+multiple servers (Wikimedia sites peak in the 100K+ requests per second range
+as of January 2012).
+While quite usable on smaller sites, you may find you have to "roll your own"
+local documentation, and some aspects of configuration may seem overcomplicated
+because MediaWiki is primarily targeted as an in-house tool.
+The MediaWiki software was written by:
+* Lee Daniel Crocker
+* Magnus Manske
+* Jan Hidders
+* Brion Vibber
+* Axel Boldt
+* Geoffrey T. Dairiki
+* Tomasz Wegrzanowski
+* Erik Moeller
+* Tim Starling
+* Gabriel Wicke
+* Antoine Musso
+* Evan Prodromou
+* Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
+* Niklas Laxström
+* Domas Mituzas
+* Rob Church
+* Jens Frank
+* Yuri Astrakhan
+* Aryeh Gregor
+* Aaron Schulz
+* Andrew Garrett
+* Raimond Spekking
+* Alexandre Emsenhuber
+* Siebrand Mazeland
+* Chad Horohoe
+* Roan Kattouw
+* Trevor Pascal
+* Bryan Tong Minh
+* Sam Reed
+* Victor Vasiliev
+* Rotem Liss
+* Platonides
+* Many others (view CREDITS for a more complete list)
+The contributors hold the copyright to this work, and it is licensed under the
+terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later (see
+ Derivative works and later
+versions of the code must be free software licensed under the same or a
+compatible license. This includes "extensions" that use MediaWiki functions or
+variables; see for
+The Wikimedia Foundation currently has no legal rights to the software.
+Sections of code written exclusively by Lee Crocker or Erik Moeller are also
+released into the public domain, which does not impair the obligations of users
+under the GPL for use of the whole code or other sections thereof.
+MediaWiki makes use of the Sajax Toolkit by modernmethod,
+ which has the following license:
+ 'This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
+ License. To view a copy of this license, visit
+ or send a letter
+ to Creative Commons, 559 Nathan Abbott Way,
+ Stanford, California 94305, USA.'
+MediaWiki use Creative Commons license marks to points to their online
+licenses. This content is trademarked and used under a specific license
+available at
+The restricted content is:
+* skins/common/images/cc-by-nc-sa.png
+* skins/common/images/cc-by-sa.png
+Many thanks to the Wikimedia regulars for testing and suggestions.
+The official website for MediaWiki is located at:
+The code is currently maintained in a Git repository at See for details.
+Please report bugs and make feature requests in our Bugzilla system:
+Documentation and discussion on new features may be found at:
+Extensions are listed at:
+If you are setting up your own wiki based on this software, it is highly
+recommended that you subscribe to mediawiki-announce:
+The mailing list is very low volume, and is intended primarily for announcements
+of new versions, bug fixes, and security issues.
+A higher volume support mailing list can be found at:
+Developer discussion takes place at:
+There is also a development and support channel #mediawiki on,
+and an unoffical support forum at