26 January 2015 MWstake Meeting

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Blank.png Date (UTC): 26 January 2015 19:00:00 - 26 January 2015 19:00:00
Blank.png URL: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_Stakeholders%27_Group/Meetings/2015-01-26_Meeting

Person.png Attendees: Chris Steipp,Cindy Cicalese,Greg,Isarra,Kunal Mehta,Mark Hershberger,Markus Glaser,Mukunda,Niklas,Quim Gil,Siebrand Mazeland

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  • Discuss the state of the group and a shift in focus

Time and Place[edit]

26 January, 2015 at 7:15 PM UTC

Dial in
  • none
Attendees (for real)
  • Mark
  • Markus
  • Siebrand
  • Greg
  • Legoktm
  • Isarra
  • Cindy
  • Niklas
  • CSteipp
  • Quim
  • Mukunda
  • add yourself if you were there


  1. Welcome
  2. Introduction of the group: What we are and where we're heading
  3. Current state
  4. Possible shift in strategic focus: Advisory and educational
  5. Infrastructure
  6. Other
  7. Closing

Additional info[edit]


  • Markus explains what the MW Stakeholders Group is doing (he has slides, should be uploaded somewhere)
    • Monitors development roadmap
    • Application to AffCom
    • Set up a developer exchange
    • Development wishlist / roadmap
    • Set up tasks on Phabricator
    • Extension documentation on mw.o
  • Re-focus (Markus proposes)
    • We are probably diverting too much. If we would be lobbying for only one reason, what would it be?
    • Mark: Extension / Content bundle?
    • We are not discussing. How to start?
    • mediawiki-l could be the mailing to discuss
    • Mark: what if we start discussing the extension bundle the idea in mediawiki-l?
    • Legoktm: we would need to discuss first whether that is a good idea?
    • Csteipp: as a 3rd party user you don't get any communiation when there are changes of big impact coming.
    • Isarra: Is there a way to communicate these announcements?
    • Mukunda: a MediaWiki Planet?
    • Siebrand? a tag log in i.e. Wikipedia planet?
    • ACTION: Publish major release announcements on techblog (Greg G on point)
    • We gots a hashtag: #mwstake
  • Wikimedia Foundation support
    • Quim: If you need something, ask. If you don't say anything, we assume you are fine.
    • The group should know what Wikimedia can offer (grants, participation and travel sponsorship to events...)
  • Quim: What about the SemanticMediaWiki community?
    • Markus: we have SMW people in the group, but we don't need to be the single point of contact for 3rd parties.