[Foundation-l] Big problem to solve: good WYSIWYG on WMF wikis

MZMcBride z at mzmcbride.com
Wed Dec 29 10:07:29 UTC 2010

wiki-list at phizz.demon.co.uk wrote:
> z at mzmcbride.com wrote:
>> David Gerard wrote:
>>> Our current markup is one of our biggest barriers to participation.
>>> [snip]
>>> * Tim doesn't scale. Most of our other technical people don't scale.
>>> *We have no resources and still run on almost nothing*.
>>> ($14m might sound like enough money to run a popular website, but for
>>> comparison, I work as a sysadmin at a tiny, tiny publishing company
>>> with more money and staff just in our department than that to do
>>> *almost nothing* compared to what WMF achieves. WMF is an INCREDIBLY
>>> efficient organisation.)
> In comparison $14m does seem highly profligate. Our R&D budget was £10m
> (approx $16) in 2009, spent almost entirely on software development, and we
> have over 160 software engineers working on our products. Remind me just how
> many full time developers does WMF have?

These two pages should give you an approximate count:
* http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Staff
* http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_contractors


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