On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 6:13 PM, Delphine Ménard
Wikia, as was said elsewhere, is one of the
biggest Mediawiki users out there and therefore has, in my opinion,
probably the best incentive to make sure that Mediawiki develops in a
way that makes sense for the users.
And what better way to do that then to have people come down to the Wikia
office and work on improving Wikia's software, while the Wikimedia
Foundation pays for not only the developers, but rent on the space they
Who cares if Wikia benefits? It's the benefit to WMF that matters. As
long as it is an undeniably good business decision for WMF, the fact
that it's also a good deal for Wikia doesn't factor into it.