Category Archives: wikimedia

The Wikimedia project, home of Wikipedia, Wikia and Mediawiki.

Prioritizing volunteer contributions in free software development

Wikimedia is an organization which has both volunteers and paid folks working together in software development, with many software projects and different stakeholders involved. In Wikimedia, there is currently some discussion how to improve the code review process. One aspect … Continue reading

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Wikimedia: Phabricator, Tech Community Metrics

Trying to quickly summarize what’s been either on my plate or what’s been generally cooking in Wikimedia, before I postpone writing that again… Phabricator Seven months after migrating from Bugzilla to Phabricator (and keeping Bugzilla available for login to access … Continue reading

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Wikimedia’s migration to Phabricator: FOSDEM talk.

Earlier this month, Quim Gil and I gave a talk at FOSDEM: Wikimedia adopts Phabricator, deprecates seven infrastructure tools: First hand experiences from a big free software project on a complex migration The talk description and the presentation slides are … Continue reading

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Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2014

Google Code-in is an annual contest for 13 and 17 year old students. They get introduced to contributions which make free and open source software (FOSS) development happen. For the second time in December 2014 and January 2015, Wikimedia was … Continue reading

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Good bye Bugzilla, welcome Phabricator.

<tl;dr>: Wikimedia migrated its bug tracking from Bugzilla to Phabricator in late November 2014. After ten years of using Bugzilla with 73681 tickets and ~20000 user accounts and after months of planning, writing migration code, testing, gathering feedback, discussing, writing … Continue reading

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Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2014: The first week

Wikimedia takes part in Google Code-in (GCI) 2014. The contest has been running for one week and students have already resolved 35 Wikimedia tasks. You can help making that more (see below). Some of the achievements: Citoid offers export in … Continue reading

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Wikimedia in Google Code-in 2014

At work I spent the last weeks mostly working on preparing Wikimedia’s move from Bugzilla to Phabricator which successfully happened last weekend after ~7 months of planning (worth another blog post) and preparing Wikimedia’s participation in Google Code-in (GCI) 2014 … Continue reading

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Wikimedia to migrate its Product Management Tools to Phabricator

Slightly more correct title might be “Wikimedia to migrate its software development product/project code review issue tracking management planning tools to Phabricator”. Or something like that. The problem The Wikimedia technical community has used plenty of different tools for tracking … Continue reading

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Wikimedia’s Road to Bugzilla 4.4

(How we puppetized, upgraded and moved Bugzilla to another server) Though we currently also evaluate Wikimedia’s project management tools, we will have to stick with our current infrastructure for a while. Among many other tasks, I spent the last months … Continue reading

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Wikimedia in Google Code-In 2013

Google Code-In (GCI) 2013 is over and the winners have been announced! Congratulations to everybody! Quim Gil and I organized the participation of Wikimedia in GCI this year. We set up a central wikipage that we pointed students to for … Continue reading

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