Thursday, February 08, 2007

Become an OmegaWiki developer

OmegaWiki is now running the latest version of the MediaWiki software used by Wikipedia. This is a major milestone, as it also makes it a lot easier for anyone to join in the fun of developing the open source OmegaWiki/Wikidata software. To give credit where credit is due, these are the people who have contributed to the code so far:
  • Peter-Jan Roes
  • Karsten Uil
  • Sean Burke
  • Rod A. Smith (sticky tree expansion via cookies)
  • Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason (namespace code installer)
  • Charles Pritchard (Multilingual MediaWiki development, ongoing)
  • Jelte Zeilstra (untranslated meaning script, under review)
  • Zdenek Broz (statistical scripts, under review)
  • Paa-Kwesi Imbeah (Wikimedia Commons support, under review)
  • Marc Carmen (TBX export, incomplete)
  • myself
There are probably others I forgot. These people, some of them volunteers, some paid developers, are helping to build the first truly multilingual, massively collaborative ontology. If you want to become a part of this history, there are now instructions that should help you get on your way. Please contact me under erik AT openprogress DOT org once you have read and followed these instructions. There are always plenty of things that need doing. And as the organization which runs OmegaWiki, Stichting Open Progress, develops more and more partnerships around the project, we will look to our team of existing developers to help us implement them.

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