repeated discussions about what constitutes a breaking change has prompted us,
the Wikidata development team, to draft a policy on interface stability. The
policy is intended to clearly define what kind of change will be announced when
A draft of the policy can be found at
Please comment on the talk page.
Note that this policy is not about the content of the Wikidata site, it's a
commitment by the development team regarding the behavior of the software
running on wikidata.org
. It is intended as a reference for bot authors, data
consumers, and other users of our APIs.
We plan to announce this as the development team's official policy on Monday,
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