On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 10:53 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki(a)gmail.com>
Interesting. It seems that Google has no interest in
different from other websites, as someone felt necessary for Wikimedia
projects vs. the rest of MediaWikis.
Keep in mind that material design is also intended to be a design standard
used in Android by third party developers and OEMs. They want people to
pick this up, not to have a lot of unique design standards, because the
usefulness of Android is dependent on a consistent look and feel.
So Google distributing this is more akin to Wikimedia encouraging gadget
and extension developers to use OOJS/OOUI, rather than encouraging third
party installs of MediaWiki to do the same.