[Foundation-l] Why is the software out of reach of the community?
polimerek at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 22:28:32 UTC 2009
2009/1/9 Brian <Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu>:
> 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?
Well... Maybe just because software development requires at least some
basic knowledge of programming, and cannot be performed by voting
only? I guess some feedback from Wikipedia community is welcome - but
quite obviously programmers cannot work in a manner of discussing and
voting every line of code they are assumed to produce...
Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz
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