Talk:Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Iteration 2/Product & Technology/1

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The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it.
Most likely, new comments will not be taken into account by the new three Working Group members in their work of developing the final Recommendations. You are free however to continue discussing in the spirit of "discussing about Wikipedia is a work in progress". :)

Wikimedia Cloud Services[edit]

This recommendation seems to completely ignore the large ecosystem of tools and bots developed by the community and running on Wikimedia Cloud Services. They often provide mission-critical services to wiki communities and are maintained by 1800+ volunteers.

--GDubuc (WMF) (talk) 08:54, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

@GDubuc (WMF): ignore in what sense? Recommendations are high-level and avoid going into too much detail. Should WMCS be called out as somehow special? (It is actually mentioned in passing in the appendix , but apparently that did not make it into the wiki version.) --Tgr (talk) 11:49, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

FWIW, I copied over the appendix from the original recommendation document. --Tgr (talk) 12:07, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

(Note that there is a recommendation about contributor tooling which has more of a focus on Cloud Services and similar predominantly volunteer-maintained infrastructure. --Tgr (talk) 12:09, 5 October 2019 (UTC))

I guess this is relevant in the sense that, eg in the Q5 sentence “the Wikimedia Foundation develops the majority of the software deployed on Wikimedia Foundation servers.” (emphasis mine), Cloud Services servers are WMF servers. I had always interpreted the sentence as “WMF production servers” ; and more in general “the decision making and execution of software development” as “organization-based software development” ; but I suppose this could be amended for clarity :) Jean-Fred (talk) 18:11, 14 October 2019 (UTC)