Continuing the discussion from Merge request:
As Wikipedia was brought up I was wondering (and have been for some time)
Wikipedia and Musicbrainz are similar projects based around open data.
Is/has there any official/unofficial relationship between them?
even on the basic level we link to Wikipedia/wikidata articles but is there any replication of this where Wikipedia articles link back to Musicbrainz?
I have never seen any. Is there a reason for this e.g. Wikipedia don’t want Musicbrainz linked to artists/releases? I have occasionally seen discogs linked from Wikipedia. But maybe they are wrong and against wikipedia’s factual/referenced policy and we are not trusted enough it is as simple as that.
I am not much of a Wikipedia editor (handfuls of edits over a decade), my google-fu skills turned up nothing about this. (maybe (likely) I am looking in the wrong places maybe some wikipedia mailing list thing or something shrug
I would have thought it could be a logical step for gaining new followers/increasing public awareness of Musicbrainz if it was possible.
(For Wikipedia a link on artists to mb so users can find more info (maybe that is not desired at all to them - I am unclear on Wikipedia’s policies/goals at times shrug)
I don’t if no-one has ever tried to add MB links (seems unlikely) or if dialogue had ever taken place between the MB staff and Wikipedia staff to get closer ties with these 2 projects (Musicbrainz becoming a “trusted” source) or even if it is desirable?
But I am curious as to the answers.