How the Wikimedia Foundation Develops MediaWiki

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by on 18 November 2015 17:20 (EST)

Tag.png Tags: Development, MediaWiki, Wikimedia Foundation
Person.png People: Keegan Peterzell

Keegan Peterzell, a Community Liaison at the Wikimedia Foundation posted an insightful note on the wikitech-l mailing list detailing a draft of principles the foundation uses in developing the MediaWiki software.

"As you may have seen, engineering in the Wikimedia Foundation is working to define the software product development process to be used internally. As part of this, I'm working on developing a list of guiding principles for the software development process.

These are high-level principles that are meant to be overarching reminders of good practice for WMF engineering, a sort-of poster on the wall."

It is encouraging to see this work being done, much less under such transparency. Take a look at Keegan's thread and be sure to follow the links. My two favorite: