The FamilySearch Research Wiki uses MediaWiki Software. This same software is used by Wikipedia and other major organizations throughout the world.
The following are some reasons why MediaWiki is our choice for housing our information:
- Free software open to the public
- Creative Commons license
- Ease of use for Wiki editors/contributors using either VisualEditor or Wikitext editor
- Allows unlimited amount of Wiki editors/contributors
- Upgrade ability on a regular basis
Other organizations using MediaWiki:
- California State University, Los Angeles
- Eclipse Foundation (IBM)
- Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (Canada)
- Lahore University of Management Sciences
- University of Geneva (Switzerland)
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, University of Connecticut
The Wiki is currently hosted by Quality Box.