MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group/Annual Report 2018

Focus AreasEdit

In 2018, 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 haved 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


  • EMWCon Houston. We organized this year's Enterprise MediaWiki Conference in Houston.
  • LDAP. Logging in users via LDAP is now (almost) fully functional. We brought various stakeholders together and implemented a suite of extensions based on PluggableAuth, which works for all the parties involved.

Exchange of ExperienceEdit

Real Life MeetingsEdit

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 MeetingsEdit

  • 11 regular telcos (Hangouts/BlueJeans), all documented. Average attendance: 10 participants
  • Ongoing chat discussions on Riot - Several rooms for different topics.


Real LifeEdit

In 2018, 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 internalsEdit

  • In 2018 we raised no money and we spent no money.
  • We worked on incorporating, doing legal research and creating an Memorandum of Understanding aligned with the Wikimedia Foundation.