I have a few questions.
Was there any specific reason to go for a Separate MW Group? Is it due to
legal/trademark issues or funding?
I'm sure that those two could be sorted if it were taken up by the Chapter
similar to an SIG model.
On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Harsh Kothari <harshkothari410(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
This is to inform you all about the creation of the first MediaWiki group
in India. For the past several days, I’ve been speaking to Quim Gil, Sumana
and Yuvi Panda. I was informed about the setting up of local groups in
different countries for technical contributors. With encouragement from all
of them and with help from Noopur I submitted a proposal for the formation
of MediaWiki Group Ahmedabad. This proposal has been endorsed by 7 people
For those who might be interested in setting up similar groups, I think a
Wikitech mailing list for India is being set up and personally, I would be
happy to help you write a proposal for your community. I think it’s a great
idea because with the help of this technical group we intend to make good
technical infrastructure and editing environment for Gujarati Wikipedia
easier to contribute to.
I have already ported HotCat and Popups(on the way) on Gujarati Wikipedia.
Please have a look at the areas we want to collaborate on:
Areas of collaboration:
- Localize Gadgets for Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource
- Create New Gadgets and extensions
- Bug solving for Gujarati Wikipedia and WikiSource and also other
MediaWiki related Bug solving for all Indian languages
- Translate into Gujarati Language, i.e http://translatewiki.net/
You can read the proposal here:
Your endorsements, improvements and feedback are welcome at the wiki
page. Thank you!
PS: see also http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Groups/Proposals
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