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Wikibase install
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Install Wikibase on Wikispore in some usable capacity.

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Note that this probably involves a lot more than just installing the Wikibase extension; we want to be able to be a client of wikidata.org, but currently Wikibase Client does not support repositories which it does not have direct database access to. T209880: [Investigation - 8h] technical overview of current db based Wikibase federation & blockers to get to an API based federation has some information on the topic.

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To be clear, this request would allow us to still have standard running text MediaWiki pages on Wikispore and not convert it into a Wikidata-style database, correct?

To be clear, this request would allow us to still have standard running text MediaWiki pages on Wikispore and not convert it into a Wikidata-style database, correct?

Yes, it would be a complement to the text MediaWiki pages, and probably a way of helping to sort them, in a somewhat similar way to categories.

Well, Wikidata itself also allows having standard text pages. They have chosen to reserve the main namespace for items, but it could be any other namespace.

To be a little more clear, there are two separate Wikibase extensions: Wikibase Client which allows connecting to a Wikibase instance somewhere else (although currently it has to be on the same DB cluster) and Wikibase Repo which is the Wikidata-style semantic database thing (currently installed on two Wikimedia wikis with very different configuration, Wikidata and Commons).

The LinkedWiki and Semantic Wikibase extensions would be possible options to explore.