Wikimedia Foundation Called

I received a call from the Wikimedia Foundation today. They were trying to track down the owner/creator of a German website that I’ve never heard of, but I immediately knew why they called me.

In April 2005 I developed a MediaWiki Skin and released another in October 2005. At the bottom of this skin is a link that says “developed (by Jason Pearce of Lambda Chi Alpha).”

While I developed the MediaWiki skin and freely share it to the world, I don’t deserve (or want) the credit for the hundreds of sites that use my skin.

Once I explained this to Wikimedia, they quickly understood. More so, they thanked me for participating in their project. I told them I appreciate their code and all of the things they have offered me and millions of others.