On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 5:39 PM, Erik Moeller <e...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Damon, Luis and members of their teams will need to weigh in on this,
> and will want to think through the implications for their respective
> areas, but it's a good conversation to have -- keeping in mind that
> Luis is just starting in his new role, so please give him at least a
> few days to get up to speed. ;-)

Thanks for at least a few hours of cushion, Erik ;)

I'm a big believer in the power of/need for software tools, and at least
philosophically I'm very open to funding software development outside the
Foundation (though obviously there are lots of pragmatic difficulties -
code review, etc.) So, yes, as part of our broader review of how we support
communities and contributor growth, CE will look at funding code very


Luis Villa
Sr. Director of Community Engagement
Wikimedia Foundation
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