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+For system requirements, installation and upgrade details, see the files RELEASE-NOTES,
+INSTALL, and UPGRADE.
+== MediaWiki ==
+MediaWiki is the software used for Wikipedia [http://www.wikipedia.org/] 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 5000+ requests per second range
+as of November 2005).
+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
+* Ashar Voultoiz
+* Evan Prodromou
+* Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
+* Niklas Laxström
+* Domas Mituzas
+* Rob Church
+* Jens Frank
+* Several others
+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 http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl.html). Derivative works and later
+versions of the code must be free software licensed under the same
+terms. This includes "extensions" that use MediaWiki functions or
+variables; see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLAndPlugins
+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
+ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ or send a letter
+ to Creative Commons, 559 Nathan Abbott Way,
+ Stanford, California 94305, USA.'
+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 Subversion repository
+at svn.wikimedia.org. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Subversion
+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
+irc.freenode.net, and an unoffical support forum at www.mwusers.com.