On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 4:25 PM, Brion
It's not about "Wikipedia content",
but about being able to grab things
you see on another wiki and use or adapt them to your own needs. We get
lots of questions from people trying to grab some particular template
off Wikipedia to use on their own site for their own needs.
Sure. The point still holds. Some third parties would be unable to
use Wikipedia templates, yes. But given the tangle of dependencies
the major ones have, and how complicated they are, I'm guessing most
small third-party wikis don't bother in the end anyway.
That's why we want to fix it! :)
It *should* be fairly trivial to fetch a template/plugin sort of thing
off of one wiki and put it on another. Consider this as one of our goals
for next-gen templating.