MediaWiki is the software used to run Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiversity and a host of other Wikimedia projects. It is also the platform upon which Wikicities or Wikia including Meta-Collab are built.
The MediaWiki developers communicate and collaborate with Wikipedians and Wikimedians from all parts of the globe across political boundaries and language barriers at their metacommunity site called simply, meta.
HTML link: <a href="http://meta.wikimedia.org">META</a>
Wikia shortcut: [[m:Main Page|META]]
The MediaWiki software and user base has grown exponentially from the Wikimedia Foundation projects to Wikicities and continues to fan out. Many extensions to the code base have branched into the open source community:
- Semantic MediaWiki
- MediaWiki Vitrine
- MediaWiki PDF
- Perl MediaWiki Robot
MediaWiki and Meta-Collab
Meta-Collab intends to expand its site to facilitate expanded usage of MediaWiki and its extensions to help organize and integrate collaborative projects of many kinds in a host of userbases and language classes.