Hi, Filip & Floor.
These are very disturbing news. Filip, I can only sympathize..
Floor, / James, can we get any assurances that the
Education Extension will not be removed in the middle of the semester? My
academic courses at Tel Aviv University, and I'm sure others' who are using
the extension, are completely depended on it (not to mention all the
smaller workshops throughout the year).
Not having the extension will completely change the way these courses are
run, and if it's done after the semester begins in mid October,it can be
Is there any other info you can give us about this? I'd rather know in
advance if there's a chance it suddenly stops working so I can look for
other solutions before my courses begin.
Please advise. Thanks much,
On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 1:09 AM, Floor Koudijs <fkoudijs(a)wikimedia.org>
I am so very sorry to hear about these frustrations with the deployment
Education Extension. The problem is that there have been recent security
issues with the extension. Engineering and our Trust & Safety department
are working on some stop gaps to allow the extension to remain in place
(and likely be deployed) while we determine what to do with the recent
Please rest assured that we are working hard both on keeping the
Education Extension going, and on thinking about a better tool to replace
it for the future.
Feel free to follow up if you have any further questions. I've cc-ed
James Alexander here.
Senior Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
+1.415.839.6885 x6806 (landline)
+1.415.692.5289 (cell phone)
On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 11:14 AM, Filip Maljkovic <dungodung(a)gmail.com>
Recently, a security issue has been found with Education extension. As
a result, new requests for installing the extension on Wikimedia wikis are
being "stalled", i.e. blocked for an indeterminate period. Can someone from
the Foundation comment on this? I don't see why we shouldn't install the
extension to more wikis, if the current installations are still working
as-is (i.e. they're not being uninstalled because of the security issue, as
far as I know).
While it might be a long shot, is it possible to influence this
I feel thoroughly disappointed, having held community discussion and
vote, and then waiting for a month (!) for no apparent reason, just to be
outright told that it's unlikely to happen anytime soon. 
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