MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group/Annual Report 2020

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Focus Areas[edit]

In 2020, 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.
  • Exchange of experience among stakeholders, i.e. primarily people running MediaWiki as their platform. This was done in regular online meetings and through our discussion platform on Element.
  • Professionalisation. We completed incorporation and are recognized as a 501(c)(6) organisation.

Output[edit]

Exchange of Experience[edit]

Real Life Meetings[edit]

Due to the travel restrictions imposed by the COIVD-19 pandemic, we did not conduct any real life meetings in 2020.

Online Meetings[edit]

  • 12 regular telcos (video calls), all documented. Average attendance: 15 participants, with a range of 10-25 participants. We introduced an informational section called "Mediawiki News" to point out interesting topics in MediaWiki development.
  • Ongoing chat discussions on Element - Several rooms for different topics. Activity in these rooms has again considerably increased compared to last year. This is now a well frequented medium for exchange and requests for help.

Outreach[edit]

Real Life[edit]

In 2020, we actively participated in various MediaWiki and Open Source conferences, among others with these topics:

Online[edit]

Participation in discussions on 3rd party relevant topics

Financials and internals[edit]

  • In the reporting period, the organisation did not collect or spend money. All necessary transactions were done by individuals.
  • We are incorporated and registered in the US as a 501(c)(6) organization.
  • We agreed on bylaws for the organisation.
  • We have a functional board with monthly meetings. One person left the board in 2020 and was replaced.
  • We agreed on a membership model. You can now officially become a member of the organisation at mwstake.org .