This is absolutely interesting and it is absolutely important that the data
provided is absolutely secure and authoritative. There have been people
before who manipulated Wikipedia with financial significant information.
When Wikipedia gets data, financial data that is not can not be assured to
be absolutely reliable, we should not want it. The risks are acute, enormous
and deadly serious.
The question about having a MediaWiki extension that is in the WMF SVN is
something else. In a way, an extension like this, with source that is public
will get many more security experts flocking then anything else. It will
prove to be a boost to MediaWiki security.
2009/2/26 Roger Fong <roger(a)wikinvest.com>
I'd like to submit an extension to the Mediawiki codebase. I think it's a
cool extension -- it allows Mediawiki users to embed financial stock charts
on articles. We've secured redistribution rights for the financial data,
which is provided by Thomson / Reuters and Xignite, with a 15-20 minute
delay. The extension is licensed under the GPL. Once I've committed it,
I'll add documentation to the Mediawiki.org
I've tested the extension against the version of mediawiki we're using
1.9.3, and a new install off trunk, 1.15alpha.
I'm following the process listed here:
Can I get commit permissions?
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