On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 1:20 PM, Brian J Mingus
I have been working with Sam and others for some time
now on brainstorming a
proposal for the Foundation to create a centralized wiki of citations, a
WikiCite so to speak, if that is not the eventual name. My plan is to
continue to discuss with folks who are knowledgeable and interested in such
a project and to have the feedback I receive go into the proposal which I
hope to write this summer.
This sounds great. Just speaking as a community member, I've been
thinking about this topic a long time myself, and have plenty to add
to the conversation.
The proposal white paper will then be sent around
to interested parties for corrections and feedback, including on-wiki and
mailing lists, before eventually landing at the Foundation officially. As we
know WMF has not started a new project in some years, so there is no
official process. Thus I find it important to get it right.
I'd suggest finding an on-wiki spot to discuss this work. Here's one
place this has been discussed in the past that may be a good place to
revive the conversation:
Rather than commenting on list about the subject itself, I've
commented on the discussion page there: