MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group/Annual Report 2019


Focus Areas[edit]

In 2019, we focused mainly on these areas:

  • Continuation and improvement of MediaWiki user experience. We are striving to keep user experience of MediaWiki as consistent and integrated as possible for self-installed MediaWiki instances (see output).
  • Outreach to relevant stakeholders. We have increased our efforts to reach out to MediaWiki maintainers by co-organizing conferences and conference tracks.
  • Exchange of experience among stakeholders, i.e. primarily people running MediaWiki as their platform. This was done in regular online and offline meetings as well as through our online platform at
  • Professionalisation. We are now an incorporated entity.


Exchange of Experience[edit]

Real Life Meetings[edit]

These meetings are used to discuss current issues of MediaWiki and of the Stakeholders' group with a wider audience. They are generally open to the public, thus reaching out to potential new members for the group.

Online Meetings[edit]

  • 11 regular telcos (Hangouts), all documented. Average attendance: 10 participants. We introduced an informational section called "Wiki Quickie" to point out interesting technologies.
  • Ongoing chat discussions on Riot - Several rooms for different topics. Activity in these rooms has considerably increased compared to last year. This has effectively become a medium for exchange and requests for help.


Real Life[edit]

In 2019, we actively participated in various MediaWiki and Open Source conferences, among others with these topics:


Participation in discussions on 3rd party relevant topics

Financials and internals[edit]

  • In 2019 we spent 2410$ on incorporation. The money was collected from individual grants by members and a grant by WMF over 2000$.
  • We are incorporated and registered in the US and have filed with the IRS to be recognized as a 501(c)(6) organization.