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Bug 30345 - Create "Data Commons" or "Wikidata" project (tracking)
Create "Data Commons" or "Wikidata" project (tracking)
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Site requests (Other open bugs)
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: High enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 4706 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 167 7777 1911
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Reported: 2011-08-12 16:19 UTC by Jan Kucera (Kozuch)
Modified: 2014-11-17 10:36 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description Jan Kucera (Kozuch) 2011-08-12 16:19:12 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Krinkle 2011-08-12 16:28:54 UTC
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)

Comment 3 Jan Kucera (Kozuch) 2011-12-02 09:07:57 UTC
Wikimedia Germany started the project at:
Comment 4 Diederik van Liere 2011-12-06 03:16:45 UTC
Should this become a new project in Bugzilla?
Comment 5 Jan Kucera (Kozuch) 2011-12-06 14:51:43 UTC
(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).
Comment 6 Helder 2012-04-14 18:00:05 UTC
*** Bug 4706 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Andre Klapper 2013-02-05 11:51:10 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> we need to create a project for DATA.

Work in progress:
Comment 8 Andre Klapper 2013-04-25 16:57:51 UTC
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!

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