Can we make plans that combine software enhancements with improving documentation and reopening contentious requests for comments from 2017 to deal explicitly with many of the most pressing concerns of opponents in ways that could accelerate deployment and use of Wikidata?
To facilitate this workshop, archived discussion of these issues will be reviewed (e.g., w:Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2017 September 15#Template:Cite Q) and at least some of the contributors to that discussion (or those discussions) will be invited to contribute comments on the "Discussion" page associated with this proposal and the results of that will be summarized in pages listing "Concerns about Wikidata" that will be distributed to Workshop participants to help focus their discussions.
This workshop is designed to improve the planning for improving the Wikidata software and documentation, thereby contributing to sustainable development goal 9 on “Industry, innovation and infrastructure”.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
A discussion of existing concerns about Wikidata.
First steps toward planning for (a) improving the software, (b) improving the documentation, and (c) reopening the contentious discussions from 2017 of concerns about Wikidata. Wikidata supporters could contribute to the discussions after the Wikidata core team improves the software and documentation.
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a: