[Foundation-l] Wikia leasing office space to WMF

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 02:47:36 UTC 2009

2009/1/24 Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org>:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 6:13 PM, Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Wikia, as was said elsewhere, is one of the
>> biggest Mediawiki users out there and therefore has, in my opinion,
>> probably the best incentive to make sure that Mediawiki develops in a
>> way that makes sense for the users.
> And what better way to do that then to have people come down to the Wikia
> office and work on improving Wikia's software, while the Wikimedia
> Foundation pays for not only the developers, but rent on the space they use
> while developing!

Who cares if Wikia benefits? It's the benefit to WMF that matters. As
long as it is an undeniably good business decision for WMF, the fact
that it's also a good deal for Wikia doesn't factor into it. I've yet
to see any numbers, though, so I don't know if it was undeniably good.
(I think it was good, but that's not enough when you're a charity
dealing with potential COIs.)

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