Is there any ETA on when we can expect this remedial work to be
2015-09-29 8:09 GMT+10:00 Floor Koudijs <fkoudijs(a)wikimedia.org>rg>:
I am so very sorry to hear about these frustrations with the deployment
of the 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 security issues.
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>
> Hello everyone,
> 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
> 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
> decision somehow?
> 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. 
>  https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T110619
> Filip Maljković
> Wikimedia Serbia
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