MediaWiki is a free and open-source wiki software package written in PHP. It serves as the platform for Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects, used by hundreds of millions of people each month. MediaWiki is localised in over 350 languages and its reliability and robust feature set have earned it a large and vibrant community of third-party users and developers.
For system requirements, installation, and upgrade details, see the files RELEASE-NOTES, INSTALL, and UPGRADE.
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.