Starting in January 2002 , Wikipedia started running on a PHP wiki engine with a MySQL database; this software was custom-made for Wikipedia by Magnus Manske. The Phase II software program was repeatedly modified to accommodate the exponentially increasing demand. In July 2002 , Wikipedia shifted to the third-era software, MediaWiki, originally written by Lee Daniel Crocker. Wikipedia can be supported by many organizations and teams which might be affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation but independently-run, referred to as Wikimedia movement associates. These include Wikimedia chapters (that are national or sub-national organizations, such as Wikimedia Deutschland and Wikimédia France), thematic organizations , and consumer groups.
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