[Foundation-l] Why is the software out of reach of the community?

Brian Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu
Fri Jan 9 22:00:44 UTC 2009

Why are so few community-developed mediawiki extensions used by the

Why do developers have such priviledged access to the source code, and the
community such little input?

Why must the community 'vote' on extensions such as Semantic MediaWiki, and
yet the developers can implement any feature they like, any way they like

Why does the Foundation need 1 million for usability when amazing tools
continue to be ignored and untested?

Why has the Foundation gone ahead and approved the hire of several employees
for usability design, when the community has had almost zero input into what
that design should be?

Why is this tool not being tested on Wikipedia, right now?

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