I wanted to let you know that we just published the plan of the Wikidata
development team for Wikidata and Wikibase for the first quarter of 2022!
Here are some highlights for 2022:
In 2022 we will continue developments to help editors increase the quality
of Wikidata’s existing data and contribute new high-quality data. Among the
initiatives is to build up feedback loops with data re-users to get them
more actively involved in improving the data on Wikidata.
We will be improving Special:NewLexeme
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:NewLexeme> to make it easier for
editors to create new Lexemes. More people need access to knowledge and
technology presented in their own language and we believe that language
data is a fundamental building block in reaching that goal.
More people should benefit from the data Wikidata provides. We will be
releasing the new REST API to make it easier for programmers to access our
On the Wikibase side of things, we want to enable more projects with fewer
resources to be able to independently onboard themselves into the Wikibase
Ecosystem. We will be launching Wikibase.cloud, offering Wikibase as a
Service. It will be based on the code used to run WBStack but will be
managed and maintained by Wikimedia Deutschland.
We are also conducting market research, to get a better understanding how
organizations that could provide valuable data for the ecosystem are taking
decisions when it comes to choosing a software.
In addition, we’ve also published a status update
about what was achieved for each of the 2021 development goals.
Please note that the development plan only presents the main projects that
the development team will work on during the first quarter of 2022.
Development may continue for some of these projects beyond that period.
Critical and ongoing tasks (e.g. maintenance of the software and fixing
pressing bugs) are not mentioned, but will be included in the workflow over
the year. At the beginning of each quarter the roadmap will be updated to
include the development estimates for that quarter. We will be sending
notifications on our usual communication channels upon each update.
If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to add them on this talk
page: Wikidata talk:Development plan
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