- People are not aware of the existence of Wikipedia / the existence of a Wikipedia in their language
- An insufficient localisation of the software for their language
- A Commons that is essentially English only
When you want to extend the reach of what we do, you have to make sure that people know about us. You have to reach out to where we are weak. The key focus should be on the people that can strenghten the projects that we already have.
When you look at localisation, you will find that Betawiki is a best effort project where volunteers localise MediaWiki. But it is already hard to maintain the existing localisation. With more and more programmers working on MediaWiki, it will be become increasingly difficult to maintain the support for all our languages.
While Commons is a great project, it is hardly useable for people who do not read English. Consequently Commons is not used as a resource by many projects to upload the images that reflect their world. This means that Commons is biased to a western point of view.
What I would love to learn from the WMF is how they want to address these issues because these issues is what prevents us from being what we aim to be.