At the developer meetup, I announced that Wikimedia Deutschland is offering contracts for a couple of projects we feel are important. We again invite you to apply for any project that interests you.
The DEADLINE for applying is SUNDAY, APRIL 19!
We did not receive any offer for the most urgent project: Evaluate the impact of using flagged revisions on the German Wikipedia. We feel that it would be very helpful to run a full analysis on this before the English language Wikipedia decides on how to implement flagged revisions. It’s a powerful tool, and we should make sure we use it to it’s full potential.
Below, the other projects are listed again:
- Rewrite CatScan, a tool for finding pages in a set of categories recursively, based on various criteria.
- Store interwiki-links in the database, just like we already store interlanguage-links.
- Improve the Gadgets extension to allow for gadgets to be enabled per default, be restricted to specific user groups, etc.
- Implement full support for TIFF files, including multi-page TIFFs, similar to how DjVu is handled.
If you would like to help with any of the above, please contact me at <daniel.kinzler AT wikimedia.de> and provide the information specified at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WMDE_contract_offers
Thank you all for your interest!