Just as a quick update from WMCH - we are currently discussing our strategy/priorities for the 2015-20 cycle and yes, we plan to decide over the Summer whether we want to ramp up our development activities or not.
We will, of course, keep you guys posted. 2014-06-26 10:29 GMT+02:00 Jon Davies <jon.dav...@wikimedia.org.uk>: > Thanks Erik, > This is certainly something we are keen to work on. I was talking to Magnus > just last night and of course our experience with Europeana has taught us a > lot )I hope we have fully learnt the messages!). > We are undertaking a scoping review of our Development plans at the moment > and this will be part of the consideration. > > Jon > > > On 26 June 2014 04:54, Erik Moeller <e...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > > > Hi folks, > > > > At the Zurich Hackathon, I met with a couple of folks from WM-CH who > > were interested in talking about ways that chapters can get involved > > in engineering/product development, similar to WM-DE's work on > > Wikidata. > > > > My recommendation to them was to consider working on GLAM-related > > tooling. This includes helping improve some of the reporting tools > > currently running in Labs (primarily developed by the illustrious and > > wonderful Magnus Manske in his spare time), but also meeting other > > requirements identified by the GLAM community  and potentially > > helping with the development of more complex MediaWiki-integrated > > tools like the GLAMWiki-Toolset. > > > > There's work that only WMF is well positioned to do (like feeding all > > media view data into Hadoop and providing generalized reports and > > APIs), but a lot of work in the aforementioned categories could be > > done by any chapter and could easily be scaled up from 1 to 2 to 3 > > FTEs and beyond as warranted. That's because a lot of the tools are > > separate from MediaWiki, so code review and integration requirements > > are lower, and it's easier for technically proficient folks to help. > > > > In short, I think this could provide a nice on-ramp for a chapter or > > chapters to support the work of volunteers in the cultural sector with > > appropriate technology. This availability of appropriate technology is > > clearly increasingly a distinguishing factor for Wikimedia relative to > > more commercial offerings in its appeal to the cultural sector. > > > > At the same time, WMF itself doesn't currently prioritize work with > > the cultural sector very highly, which I think is appropriate given > > all the other problems we have to solve. So if this kind of work has > > to compete for attention with much more basic improvements to say the > > uploading pipeline or the editing tools, it's going to lose. Therefore > > I think having a "cultural tooling" team or teams in the larger > > movement would be appropriate. > > > > I've not heard back from WM-CH yet on this, but I also don't think > > it's an exclusive suggestion, so wanted to put the idea in people's > > heads in case other organizations in the movement want to help with > > it. I do want WMF to solve the larger infrastructure problems, but the > > more specialized tooling is likely _not_ going to be high on our > > agenda anytime soon. > > > > Thanks, > > Erik > > > >  > > > https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Report_on_requirements_for_usage_and_reuse_statistics_for_GLAM_content.pdf > > > > -- > > Erik Möller > > VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > -- > *Jon Davies - Chief Executive Wikimedia UK*. Mobile (0044) 7803 505 169 > tweet @jonatreesdavies > > Wikimedia UK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and > Wales, Registered No. 6741827. Registered Charity No.1144513. Registered > Office 4th Floor, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT. > United Kingdom. Wikimedia UK is the UK chapter of a global Wikimedia > movement. The Wikimedia projects are run by the Wikimedia Foundation (who > operate Wikipedia, amongst other projects). > Telephone (0044) 207 065 0990. > > Visit http://www.wikimedia.org.uk/ and @wikimediauk > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/guidelineswikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org> > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>