Wednesday, 13 May 2009

MediaWiki testing under a new name

With regret I have to announce that the collaboration with Wikiation has come to an end. The root cause are difference of opinion on how an Open Source project is to be run. Wikiation has been very important in the development of the software and this is something we do acknowledge. However there was no effective appreciation for all the work that was done for free and sadly the software did not get enough of a practical application because of directions by Wikiation.

As Wikiation has pulled out of the project and as it has indicated that its name should not be associated with our continued development, the software will now be called "MediaWiki Testing Environment". It is no longer called an "Extension Testing Environment" because it is not only extensions that get tested by the software.

We are now preparing this conversion and, we are preparing the integration of the running of test cases in the MediaWiki Testing Environment.

We expect that we will have more positive news for you in the future.


Ad Huikeshoven said...

What a news. Has there been developments in the last weeks?

GerardM said...

Letters written by lawyers have been exchanged. In it Wikiation aims to revert the status of the software by revoking its license..

The WMF only uses freely licensed software so I fail to see WETE going anywhere.