There’s an excellent profile of Magnus Manske in the Wikimedia blog today. It’s hard to think of people more important to the movement than Magnus has been since 2001.
Selected quotes: "...we have gone from slowdown to standstill; the interface has changed little in the last ten years or so, and all the recent changes have been fought teeth-and-claw by the communities, especially the larger language editions. From the Media Viewer, the Visual Editor, to Wikidata transclusion, all have been resisted by vocal groups of editors, not because they are a problem, but because they represent change... all websites, including Wikipedia must obey the Red Queen hypothesis: you have to run just to stand still. This does not only affect Wikipedia itself, but the entire Wikimedia ecosystem... if we wall our garden against change, against new users, new technologies our work of 15 years is in danger of fading away... we are in an ideal position to try new things. We have nothing to lose, except a little time.” Link: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/01/18/fifteen-years-wikipedia-magnus-manske/ _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>