Wikidata/Old info/Problem accessing MediaWiki database engine

MediaWiki php-scripts relay on some database engine, but the tables of this database are practically non-available to users, and so is limited. It is not useful for users to store their own tables or list-objects for example.


Using the Semantic MediaWiki extension we could workaround such a restriction. We attempted to have that extension installed into the Wikimedia projects, but our requests to do so, on the Czech Wikiversity for example, have not yet been satisfied.


  1. Create the testing wiki on some server which has the semantic extensions implemented yet
  2. Installing and trying the semantic extensions on some own server with root permissions. Testing, searching for the optimal configuration, to gain basicall know-how. The sandbox server would be an ideal place for such experimental work.
  3. Create the page "Wikidata" on en:, de:, get the co-workers and obtain international support for this project
  4. Request for installing semantic extensions on the betawikiversity: and continue there with further experiments – this approach will be more secure as here on the czech wikiversity. Moreover on the betavikiversity is traditionally good language co-operation so there will be a optimal place for testing the multilingual projects. Maybe such solution will be better than the incubator:.
  5. Request for a mediagrant m:Wikimedia chapters/WMF grants for the fiskal year 2010/11 for support of this project