Sajith Vimukthi wrote:
I am planning to develop a new Open Source project
keeping mediawiki as the baseline....
Nobody else said this explicitly, so....
FYI Sajith, MediaWiki has a very powerful third-party plug-in system
("extensions"). Maybe instead of modifying MediaWiki, you could just create
extensions to transform MediaWiki into what you want. That would be much easier for you in
the future -- you could upgrade MediaWiki transparently and still have your extensions
work. If you "fork" MediaWiki instead, creating a new project, you'll
probably never be able to upgrade and take advantage of future MediaWiki features.