[Foundation-l] Language codes to rename

Geoffrey Plourde geo.plrd at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 16 18:51:45 UTC 2009

I agree with you entirely. I believe that a decent portion of the backlog results from the fact that for its size, the Foundation has too few developers. One way to use funds would be to look into developing a Wikiversity course to train developers, to provide more volunteers to take the load off. By implementing a reward system for vanity extensions, it would make sure that people understand that there is a cost to make them, decrease such requests, and provide incentive to be a developer. 

From: Marcus Buck <me at marcusbuck.org>
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 10:45:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Language codes to rename

Geoffrey Plourde hett schreven:
> Well if we want to decrease the backlog, we could suggest that people put up money for desired extensions.... I know its come up before and been rejecte, but it might attract people to develop stuff. 
I'd support that. Absolutely.
But on the other side I still think, that the tech department of the 
Foundation is understaffed. At the moment solutions already existing are 
often not implemented cause of backlogging. I requested an extension be 
activated on my home wiki in May and its still NEW on bugzilla and 
unresolved. And there was almost no support for the Interlanguage 
extension, although it would fundamentally improve the interwiki process.
We would do much better, if the tech people had more time to care about 

Marcus Buck

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