Technicalities: Money and access
The Wikimedia Foundation has set out to make Wikipedia even easier for contributors to use
The Wikimedia Foundation has set out to make Wikipedia even
easier for contributors to use. A project team of three software
developers, an interface designer and a project manager will
identify the biggest hurdles to first-time contributors and then
work to eliminate them. Just like that. It seems like a healthy
approach to improving a site, one that anyone, or perhaps any
agency, could follow. But of course, it’s not that easy for
everyone — the foundation got a $890,000 grant from the
Stanton Foundation to do the work. There’s a gift that could
keep on giving.
Kevin McCaney is the executive editor of GCN. Follow him on Twitter: @KevinMcCaney.