Dear Hari and others,

I think there is no obvious need whatsoever for an "Indian language
developers list". If there are issues the require attention and discussion
related to language support in MediaWiki, there are three mailing lists that
qualify for discussion already ­ depending on the exact topic -, and
bugzilla[1] is the place to register the issue. Please be aware that
cocooning leads to separation, while one of the strongpoints of the
Wikimedia movements is being involved worldwide.

Mailing lists:
* MediaWiki language support:
* Wikimedia related technology:
* Wikimedia translators:
Of these three lists, currently only wikitech-l has a reasonable volume. The
other lists are direly awaiting issues you will raise and discuss. For
hardcore translation contributions for MediaWiki and its extensions, you are
of course very welcome at Many Indian language
need a lot more love with regards to localisation.

I hope you will reconsider having a need for a separate mailing list for
developers with regards to language support for languages from India.


Siebrand Mazeland staff
MediaWiki developer


Van:  Hari Prasad Nadig <>
Beantwoorden - Aan:  "Discussion list on Indian language projects of
Wikimedia." <>
Datum:  Mon, 31 Jan 2011 08:42:01 +0530
Aan:  Wikimedia India List <>
Onderwerp:  [Wikimediaindia-l] Developers list for India specific

The need for an India specific developers list is quite obvious considering
that we have several Indian language projects on Wikimedia, each needing
specific attention in terms of technology to improve contributions and

Considering that there is growing interest in India about Wikimedia, about
mediawiki - platform that runs Wikipedia and related projects; taking into
account that there is a growing community of developers interested to
contribute, develop on India specific projects, an India specific list of
developers seems to be a necessity.

The initial request for a mailing list was made in December:

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