[Foundation-l] Wikia leasing office space to WMF
wikimail at inbox.org
Sat Jan 24 03:21:43 UTC 2009
On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 9:52 PM, George Herbert <george.herbert at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 6:41 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> > 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
> > while developing!
> This is a bizarre attitude. Mediawiki is an open source software package.
> Everyone should benefit from improvements, and we should take any
> opportunity to cooperate with any company willing to invest time and money
> into helping with that.
> The suggestion that we should not cooperate with Wikia in this improvement
> is absurd.
The whole thing is absurd.
But I never suggested that you shouldn't cooperate with Wikia. Do whatever
you want. It's not my money.
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