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

Brian Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu
Fri Jan 9 23:12:06 UTC 2009

Thank you Naoko.

How can we be sure the money will be spent wisely?

Obama recently appointed a Chief Performance Officer. Do you have someone
providing similar oversight?

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Naoko Komura <nkomura at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello, Brian.
> On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Brian <Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu> wrote:
> > Why are so few community-developed mediawiki extensions used by the
> > Foundation?
> >
> The plan for Usability Initiative includes intensive reviews of MediaWiki
> extensions which are already available.  Then we will enable candidate
> extensions with some set of test data in the test and lab environment.
> Community involvement is essential in validating which extensions to adopt.
> Usability test is targeted for users with no or little experience in
> editing
> Wikipedia and the goal is to identify interactive obstacles.  The proposed
> solution will be tested for feedback similar way as testing existing
> extensions.
> I also believe it is important to iterate the process above so that we can
> reach out to as many as possible.
> The project page is in the plan and once it is up, I hope to exchange and
> share ideas with the community.
> Best,
> - Naoko
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