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== MediaWiki ==
MediaWiki is a popular and free, open-source wiki software package written in
PHP. It serves as the platform for Wikipedia and the other projects of the Wikimedia
Foundation, which deliver content in over 280 languages to more than half a billion
people each month. MediaWiki's reliability and robust feature set have earned it a
large and vibrant community of third-party users and developers.
* feature-rich and extensible, both on-wiki and with over 2,000 extensions;
* scalable and suitable for both small and large sites;
* available in your language; and
* simple to install, working on most hardware/software combinations.
For system requirements, installation, and upgrade details, see the files
RELEASE-NOTES, INSTALL, and UPGRADE.
* Ready to get started?
* Looking for the technical manual?
* Seeking help from a person?
* Looking to file a bug report or a feature request?
* Interested in helping out?
MediaWiki is the result of global collaboration and cooperation. The CREDITS
file lists technical contributors to the project. The COPYING file explains
MediaWiki's copyright and license (GNU General Public License, version 2 or
later). Many thanks to the Wikimedia community for testing and suggestions.