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Create "Data Commons" or "Wikidata" project
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According to proposal called "Proposal:Structured Data" on Strategy Wiki ( and about 10 another similar proposals, we need to create a project for DATA. May this bug be tracking one for the whole DataCommons/WikiData project.

So far I understand the matter has been stuck rather because the technical solution is not clear, but I think there is an obvious need for the project.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



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Random crap that I remember from past times this has been brough up on IRC,
Hackathons and Wikimania:

  • We could use a (rewritten version of) Semantic Wiki ("rewritten" due to some issues, most notably the 'central wiki' part, as well as other major "issues")
  • Write a new system to store key/value pairs, not associated to a page but

directly in a database interface

  • version A: a SpecialPage that is a *little* bit like CentralAuth in that

it'd be a central table but not per se on a central wiki, editable by anyone
with the required global right

  • version B: a SpecialPage that is only installed on the central wiki, major

difference with version A: The project would get it's own wiki (not just a talk
page on Meta-Wiki) and users would get user-rights for this specialpage on the
local wiki)

  • (Abuse|Reuse|Use) the interwiki-transclusion system for this and store the

data as pages ("templates") on a central wiki which can be transcluded to any
wiki (optionally the interwiki transclusion would be limited to the
Template-namespace, or better a new namespace "Data:")

  • wikipedia article: "Lorem ipsum dolor {{datawiki:Data:Foobar}} silet amet"
  • As a side-effect / opportunity or silly idea (pick the one you prefer): We

could combine the data-wiki with the template-wiki for multi-langual/cross-wiki
templates. All it takes is setting the configuration to allow transclusion of
not just NS_DATA but also NS_TEMPLATE)


Should this become a new project in Bugzilla?

(In reply to comment #4)

Should this become a new project in Bugzilla?

Well, I am not sure how the German guys want to handle the project at all... Better to ask them (at WMDE).

  • Bug 4706 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

(In reply to comment #0)

we need to create a project for DATA.

Work in progress:

Wikidata exists nowadays and is in use.

In Bugzilla, you can find "MediaWiki extensions > Wikidata*" and for server configuration there is "Wikimedia > Wikidata", plus a "wikidata" keyword.

Closing as FIXED. If there are specific unfulfilled aspects of this request, please check if they already exists against Wikidata and if not, file specific bug reports about them. Thanks!

Phabricator_maintenance renamed this task from Create "Data Commons" or "Wikidata" project (tracking) to Create "Data Commons" or "Wikidata" project.Aug 13 2016, 9:39 PM