Wikitech-l is a mailing list for discussion of technical issues with Wikimedia servers, features and development of the MediaWiki software. This mailing list is one of the oldest technology-focused mailing lists in the Wikimedia movement.
Go to Wikitech-l on lists.wikimedia.org to subscribe, or to browse the archives.
Discussion of record
In our consensus-oriented environment, it is important that people who have a stake in the outcome of a conversation understand what happened. Many governments have established a newspaper of record as a legally-acceptable means of making important announcements when that is required. Our work shouldn't rely on publishing announcements in our paper of record (whatever that is for us), but we should have a means of making important announcements in a way where stakeholders can be effectively informed, and intervene at the appropriate time.
This may mean engaging in the appropriate discussion forum of record for both the announcement of the meeting, as well as providing the minutes. For Wikimedia software, the wikitech-l mailing list seems to be the norm, but as of this writing (October 2016), it isn't official.
"wikitech-l" is not to be confused with "wikitech.wikimedia.org" (the Wikitech wiki). "Wikitech-l" has become predominantly about software-development of MediaWiki, whereas the Wikitech wiki is predominantly about the service operations of the Wikimedia Foundation infrastructure.
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