Wikimedia Foundation elections/Board elections/2011/Candidates/gl

As eleccións remataron o 12 de xuño de 2011. Non se aceptarán máis votos.
Os resultados anunciáronse o 17 de xuño de 2011.
Eleccións do Consello de 2011

Claudi Balaguer (Capsot) edit

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Claudi Balaguer, Daniil and baby Aitana (2008)
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Claudi Balaguer
    • Idade: 42
    • Localización: Millars/Millas, Northern Catalonia (France)
    • Linguas: Catalan, English, French, Italian, Occitan, Spanish, some very basic Ukrainian and a few notions of Lithuanian, Hungarian and Russian. Can read most of the Romance languages.
  • Worried that WMF might foster oligarchs who hardly edit anymore and do not care much about the projects/editors
  • Sorry to witness bureaucracy gaining more importance, intricacy and control without counterpower
  • Still awaiting real transparency to know who the people in charge are, what they do and why/how they got up there
  • Afraid to see that institutions may become independent and get loads of money without control nor duties
  • Tired to see some rights renewed when last edit was in 2005 (BC maybe for some)

I am Capsot, the editor sorely praised in the high places. I deem that the core of the projects is its editors who deserve much more than what they get now.

If elected, I would try my very best to:

  • Listen & reply to concerns about the institutions
  • Promote transparency in every organ of the WMF
  • Have every Wikipedia or sister project on an equal ground be them big or small, specially small, stateless and threatened languages
  • Promote access/use to Internet and knowledge in the less-privileged countries, in the native languages
  • Ensure that funds go to noble causes, accordingly to development plans and needs, not in nurturing the biggest Chapters and discussable activities

As you can deduce from my general block a while ago, and still in Meta, some prominent people in the high places fear me ; so take your chance to frighten them as well voting for one of the few candidates really committed to change, truth and transparency.

Harel Cain (Harel) edit

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Harel Cain
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Harel Cain
    • Idade: 32
    • Localización: Jerusalem, Israel
    • Linguas: Hebrew, English, German, French (reading)
Declaración In my day job I'm a computer security engineer and also translate books.

I joined the Hebrew WP in 2004. I’ve been an admin for 6 years and a bureaucrat for the last 4 years.

I am one of the founders and the secretary of WM Israel. I give many outreach talks in different forums. I’m involved with nascent GLAM efforts in Israel.

I’m deeply involved with Wikimania 2011, where I manage registration and scholarships, act as the program chair and handle OTRS.

I presented in Wikimania ‘07 and ‘10, and attended ChapConf11 too.

I believe in a grassroots movement that is large, decentralized and varied, with ample room for the community, the WMF, the chapters and other stakeholders to have their own unique positions, working together to accomplish our mission.

If elected to the board, I intend to support activities to:

  • Counter the trends of the editor trends study, by experimenting with far reaching changes to software, permissions and community processes.
  • Accept that we have come of age and our-long term survival cannot depend on reverting this.
  • Foster the growth of affiliated groups, organized in many models, not only as chapters.
  • Reach out to under-represented sectors and geographies, yet define realistic expectations for success.
  • Mitigate conflicts between all parties in the movement, esp. between communities and chapters.
  • Develop revenue sources that will ensure our projects remain free of ads.

Ting Chen (Wing) edit

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From November 2nd 2010
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Ting Chen
    • Idade: 43
    • Localización: Mainz, Germany
    • Linguas: Chinese, German, English, French (un peu), Japanese (can read)
  • Información editorial:
Declaración I was born and grew up in China. I studied Electric Engineering in Germany and am now living and working there as an IT Specialist. My work in the projects are mostly grassroots: editing, translating, administrative works, try to resolve disputes and try to help new comers whenever I can. I was elected a trustee in 2008 and reelected 2009. Currently I am the chair of the board.

In case of being reelected my goals are:

  • keep the Foundation on track according our mission and our strategic planning which was worked out by the community
  • promote the following traits of our projects and communities: openness, innovative, curious, welcoming
  • keep to help solve problems inside of our movement in a pragmatic and as simple as possible way
  • keep my personal dedication and engagement to help and promote our projects and volunteers around the world as much as I can
  • keep my work in the projects

William H. DuBay (Bdubay) edit

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William H. DuBay
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: William H. DuBay
    • Idade: 76
    • Localización: Washington State, Hong Kong
    • Linguas: English
  • Información editorial:
    • Wikimedista desde: Aprox. May 2001
    • Wikis nos que está activo: English Wikipedia, Commons
Declaración I am a professional writer and readability consultant.

I was a writer in public relations and technical writing for 21 years. I am on the Readability SIG of the International Reading Association and a member of the Society of Technical Communications since 1985.

I have been very active in the Plain Language Association International since 1995. Since 2001, I have been a consultant in plain language and readability. My clients include the National Aviation Administration, California Public Utilities Commission, Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs, and the Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services.

I have written extensively on readability and my publications include Smart Language: Readers, Readability, and the Grading of Texts, Unlocking Language: The Classic Readability Studies, The Principles of Readability, and the Plain Language at Work Newsletter, all offered free on my Website with many other instructive materials.

I enjoy contributing to Wikipedia very much. I was a major contributor to the English pages on The history of Los Angeles, Readability, George R. Klare, and William S. Gray.

My interest in joining the board is to make the language of Wikipedia more accessible to the general reader. There is a vast body of research on readability that could make a major impact on increasing readership. I also am interested in working with the Simple Wikipedia editors and creating a Plain Language Project. I am also interested in the discussions on general editing policies.

James Forrester (Jdforrester) edit

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James Forrester
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: James Forrester
    • Idade: 28
    • Localización: London, United Kingdom
    • Linguas: English
  • Información editorial:
Declaración As a long-time Wikimedian I have done a bit of everything. I became an enwiki sysop in 2003 and founded its ArbCom; I'm now an enwiki CheckUser/OverSight, and Commons sysop. I help out each Wikimania, ran IRC, and even wrote bits of code. I was the Foundation's Chief Research Officer, Wikimedia UK's founding Secretary, and a few more rôles, but now outside the Wikimedia bodies (just a member of Wikimedia NL), I've gained some perspective. I work to open up the British Government, leading on strategy, technical issues, governance and finance, so the Board's duties are familiar to me.

I share community worries about some critical items for the Board:

  • Editor Trends feels too little, too late, and too narrow, ignoring smaller wikis;
  • the Foundation/community relationship - if the Community team replaces volunteers with staff;
  • the Global South work and Indian Office before Movement Roles ends;
  • the US-dominated Board does well but has too little technical experience and global perspective; and
  • too often private "agreements" occur without any wider community input: we must share more of the internal work, not just the Board's.

We need better understanding between the projects - it's tough to find out what's going on to learn or offer help. As someone who only speaks English, I rely on translations, which are vital. I'd have regular project updates shared, as with Chapters, and restart the Embassy.

Lodewijk Gelauff (Effeietsanders) edit

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  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Lodewijk Gelauff
    • Idade: 23
    • Localización: Oegstgeest, Netherlands
    • Linguas: Dutch, English, German (mediate), French (reading)
  • Información editorial:
    • Wikimedista desde: February 2005
    • Wikis nos que está activo: nl.wikipedia (home wiki), en.wikipedia, commons and meta (partially active). Admin on: nl.wikipedia (+bureaucrat), nl.wikisource, nl.wikibooks, nl.wikimedia, meta.wikimedia
Declaración I care a lot about relationships in Wikimedia. Between the editors, organizations and our readers. The Foundation is an important central organization in this movement, but not the only one.

Since I got involved in Wikimedia in 2005 I have been active in many fields in the movement; including as a steward, sysop on several wiki's, five year (founding) board member for Wikimedia Netherlands and (still) a member of the Chapters Committee. I have organized Wikimedia conferences, chapter meetings, and am a lead organizer in the international Wiki Loves Monuments project. In daily life I study Chemistry & Science Based Business (MSc) at Leiden University.

I care especially about:

  • empowering volunteers
  • involving more people in decision making processes at an early stage
  • development of Wikimedia throughout the world
  • an open and welcoming atmosphere in the projects and the movement
  • effective communication

I recognize I have not all solutions for the world's (or even Wikimedia's) problems - but I try to be open for them. On many issues I have opinions, but I'm willing to change given good arguments. I would be happy to become an accessible, critical but constructive board member at the Wikimedia Foundation.

There is much more I'd like to share in this limited space. However, please ask any questions you may have.

Joan Gomà (Gomà) edit

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Joan Gomà at Wikimania 2010
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Joan Gomà
    • Idade: 51
    • Localización: Barcelona
    • Linguas: Catalan, English, Spanish
Declaración I would like to take the values of the movement one step further.
  • Having the reports drawn up by the WMF, Chapters and other groups written in the languages of the projects concerned.
  • Setting up mechanisms to allow projects to have their say in WMF decisions, especially those regarding the foundation and renewal of Chapters and other groups and the funding of activities.
  • Enhancing WMF funding by weaving an offline fundraising network through Chapters and other groups.
  • Having the WMF investing more in technical upgrades to make editing and quality management easier: WYSIWYG, machine translation, statistical data, gadgets for sister projects, vandalism detectors, greater focus on local language interwikis, etc.
  • Having the WMF actively supporting new and innovative projects by promoting calls for ideas and investing in getting them going.

I am a Prof. Dr. Eng. at Barcelona Polytechnic University, former director of the Fundació Centre CIM and the President of Amical Viquipèdia. I helped translate the book Wikipédia into Catalan. I organized a program promoting the use of Wikipedia in 17 Spanish universities. I am one of the developers of the translation support bot used on the Catalan Wikipedia.

Samuel Klein (Sj) edit

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Samuel Klein.   Credit: Joi Ito
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Samuel Klein
    • Idade: 33
    • Localización: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    • Linguas: English, some German, Spanish, French, Hebrew
  • Información editorial:
Declaración Wikimedia should be a model for open, community-led organizations.

I grew up in the USA, and have lived in Germany and Kenya. I studied physics at Harvard, and work at One Laptop per Child, fostering education and offline access to knowledge in the developing world.

Since 2004, I have been a Wikimedia editor, translator, organizer and speaker. I started the Meta translators network, and published a Wikimedia newsletter in 5 languages. I served as a steward for 5 years. I have worked on outreach to universities and libraries, and in 2009 organized the Kiswahili Wikipedia Challenge. I led Wikimania 2006, and run the Boston wiki-meetup (since 2005).

I was elected to the Board in 2009, and am its secretary. As Trustee I focus on transparency, long-term planning and community empowerment, including the strategic plan and movement roles projects.

My current goals for the Foundation are to:

  • Make our wiki platform a joy to use
  • Actively support small and new Projects
  • Invest in better multilingual communication
  • Try other bold ideas to counter editor decline
  • Support new models for affiliates
  • Expand collaboration with education and cultural groups
  • Be transparent, and led by community needs, in resource allocation

Patricio Lorente (Patricio.lorente) edit

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Acto de peche de Wikimanía 2008
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Patricio Lorente
    • Idade: 42
    • Localización: La Plata, Arxentina
    • Linguas: Castelán, inglés, italiano
  • Información editorial:
Declaración Participo na Wikipedia en castelán e Commons dende 2005. Son o presidente de Wikimedia Argentina dende 2007 e foi un dos organizadores de Wikimanía 2009. Participei en moitas iniciativas de Wikimedia, como GLAM (Wikimedia invade..., liberación de materiais históricos da TV pública arxentina...), colaboración no sistema educativo (Wikipedia nas aulas) e organización da rede de cooperación iberoamericana (Iberocoop). Tamén son líder público de Creative Commons Arxentina.

Se son elixido, traballarei para:

  • Desenvolver políticas de internacionalización que axuden a integrar comunidades hoxe illadas: moitos wikipedistas e grupos son invisibles para a comunidade internacional de Wikimedia polo feito de non falar inglés. Para iso, creo que é fundamental a cooperación Sur-Sur.
  • Incrementar a participación e influencia das comunidades na toma de decisións sobre os gastos e administración da WMF.
  • Apoiar a cooperación entre os proxectos Wikimedia e o sistema educativo: podemos facer un importante aporte á experiencia educativa e, no proceso, mellorar nosos contidos.
  • Apoiar iniciativas GLAM: facilitar redes, documentar experiencias e prover os medios -relacións públicas, asistencia legal- para aclarar as "zonas grises" de obstáculos legais (como cuestiones de dereitos de autor).
  • Mellorar a "usabilidad": apoiar ferramentas e solucións desenvolvidas pola comunidade, porto que as últimas melloras seguen sen satisfacer as expectativas tras a iniciativa ad hoc desenvolvida pola Fundación.

Gerard Meijssen (GerardM) edit

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Gerard Meijssen
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Gerard Meijssen
    • Idade: 52
    • Localización: Almere, the Netherlands
    • Linguas: Dutch, English some German and a little French
  • Información editorial:
    • Wikimedista desde: April 2008
    • Wikis nos que está activo: I have a profile on 490 Wikis on some I have special privileges.
    • I have tenths of thousands of contributions to Wiktionary and Commons.
    • I am a member of the language committee
Declaración So far most attention has gone to the big Wikipedias with the argument that we gain the most by building on our strengths. As a result the development of other projects and projects with problems with their script have been stunted. I have actively sought solutions to alleviate this discrimination and I am involved in and the development of extensions like LocalisationUpdate, Narayam and WebFonts.

I am a prolific blogger and have written about Wikis and what not for several years. When I am elected to the board, I will advocate a Wikimedia Foundation that has the widest possible impact on our eco-system and on our goal of bringing information to all people of this world. I will seek this more in changes of the details then in a "revolution". We are doing great work but we can do better for all our languages and projects when we show a bit more flexibility and agility.

I have been involved in GLAMs from the start and, I will seek improved outreach to our GLAM partners by at least providing timely data on their impact. Social issues prevent further development of our community, this will be one of my priorities. I will continue to blog in order to improve the discussion and communication of our movement.

Tom Morton (ErrantX) edit

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At home in the UK
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Thomas Morton
    • Idade: 24
    • Localización: United Kingdom
    • Linguas: English
  • Información editorial:
    • Wikimedista desde: 2010 (also active in '06)
    • Wikis nos que está activo: English Wikipedia (light activity on Commons & Wikibooks)
Declaración Within the WM family I am an editor and sysop on the English WP, am lightly involved in Wikibooks/Commons and was previously active on Wikinews. I am British, an Electronic Engineering graduate and work in information security (forensic analysis & software development).

I have a deep interest in freedom of speech and knowledge. I believe that free and open content of all kinds is essential to our future culture, after all “Knowledge is power”. The WMF provide a crucial cornerstone in the task to bring that power to everyone.

If elected I will help secure the ideals of neutrality, freedom and collaboration that the board is tasked to defend. I am very approachable and can bring a unique mixture of free thinker, developer, writer and free content evangelist to the board to help support the project in an exciting new decade.

As a highly active editor I’d hope act as a conduit between the broad work/perspective of the board and the views/ideas of the community. I’d work to make the board more accessible to the community, support the high level of independence of the Wiki’s and help foster greater camaraderie and stronger ties amongst all our volunteers.

Marc-André Pelletier (Coren) edit

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Marc-André Pelletier
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Marc-André Pelletier
    • Idade: 41
    • Localización: Montréal, Québec, Canada
    • Linguas: French, English, Spanish
  • Información editorial:
    • Wikimedista desde: 2003
    • Wikis nos que está activo: en.wp
Declaración The Wikimedia projects are, in my opinion, one of humanity's noblest and most important endeavours. Free knowledge is the vision that brought us all together to collect millions of bits of wisdom, art, and culture for all to share and spread.

Yet, without the support and guidance of a strong vision our projects flounder. The smaller projects become vulnerable to small self-selecting groups that care little for our founding principles, and even the biggest and healthiest of our project calcify into ineffective bureaucracies unable to deal with the responsibilities of being the greatest source of knowledge of Internet.

There is a fine but critical line between avoiding interference in the projects and abandoning them without support or guidance, and my objective is to guide the foundation back to our roots. Neutrality, a welcoming collaborative environment, and true openness are not options, nor are our responsibilities to the readers – and subjects – of our projects.

The Foundation must support those principles by action, not by looking away. Outreach is good, but let's first make sure our house is in order before inviting more guests.

Milos Rancic (Millosh) edit

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From January 2009, made during the interview for the journal deScripto
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Milos Rancic
    • Idade: 38
    • Localización: Belgrade, Serbia
    • Linguas: Serbian (Croatian, Bosnian, Serbo-Croatian), English; passive (reading) knowledge: Russian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Slovenian; other Slavic languages at lesser level
Declaración I am a steward, member of LangCom, ChapCom, RCom and Board of WMRS. I was the first president of WMRS and member of NomCom for its existence. I am actively working on various issues related to improving Wikimedia's capabilities. I am programmer and operator of a couple of bots.

I am sysadmin by profession and linguist by education.

If elected, my focuses will be:

  • Sustainability of Wikimedia projects depend on creative and radical approaches to creation and spreading free knowledge.
  • Wikimedia projects have their clear scopes and no further censorship is acceptable.
  • WMF should find a way that Wikimedians can be payed in areas close to their Wikimedia work.
  • Self-sustainable Wikimedian groups should be as autonomous as it is possible.
  • Wikimedia projects are scientific by nature.
  • There should be one Wikimedia community.
  • Wikimedia community should be above WMF.
  • WMF should:
    • take care of how to spread and save the Wikimedia content for the future generations;
    • build a network consisting of other free knowledge, free software and free culture projects;
    • participate actively in the promotion of understanding between humans on the Earth.

Jane S. Richardson (Dcrjsr) edit

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Jane S Richardson
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Jane S Richardson
    • Idade: 70
    • Localización: Durham, North Carolina, USA
    • Linguas: English
  • Información editorial:
    • Wikimedista desde: January 2009
    • Wikis nos que está activo: Commons, English Wikipedia
Declaración I contribute organized sets of biomolecular-structure & mountain/flower images to Wikimedia Commons, edit molecular structure & graphics articles on en:wikipedia (POTD 2009-11-19), and introduce Wikipedia editing in classes.

My research is on 3D structure of biological macromolecules. I am a Professor at Duke University; MacArthur Fellow; National Academy of Sciences USA; American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Institute of Medicine; President-elect, Biophysical Society. Our lab (joint with my husband User:DavetheMage) runs the MolProbity structure-validation web service (at, distributes our open-source software and open-access papers, contributes to the RNA Ontology Consortium and the worldwide Protein Data Bank Validation Task Forces, and is a development team on the PHENIX crystallographic software project.

  • I would like to turn on more professionals to the satisfactions of wiki editing and contributing in their specialties. I have strong connections in professional scientific societies (Biophysics, Proteins, RNA, Crystallography, Computer Graphics, Biochemistry) in the US and internationally, would organize workshops and web pages to encourage new editors, and would share those strategies & materials with experts in other fields.
  • In the other direction, I would work to help make Wikimedia editing even more friendly and accessible.

Ferdinando Scala (Ferdinando Scala) edit

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Ferdinando Scala, 2010
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Ferdinando Scala
    • Idade: 42
    • Localización: San Giorgio a Cremano, Italia
    • Linguas: Italiano, inglés, francés, español
  • Información editorial:
    • Wikimedista desde: 17 de xuño 2007
    • Wikis nos que está activo: Italian Wikipedia, actividade marginal en Commons e Wikiquote
Declaración Cando neno, soñaba ser un dos autores do Enciclopédia Galaxia, o repositorio do coñecemento universal descrita por Isaac Asimov en seu Fundação saga. Tivo a oportunidade de ver algo semellante na miña vida e, ademais, contribuír. Dicir "grazas" para facer os meus soños é a miña motivación máis profunda para seren voluntarios para servir a comunidade WMF.

Na miña vida diaria eu son comunicacións dixitais profesionais, especialmente o foco da planificación estratéxica, a evolución dixital eo desenvolvemento de medios sociais. Eu son un experto en marketing e un altofalante público, coa práctica como adestrador nos sectores empresarial e académico.

Se elixido, vou poñer os meus coñecementos en disposición a:

  • Desenvolvemento de campañas para ampliar a base de captación de recursos para a Fundación, co obxectivo de atraer tanto o público e contribuíntes individuais (visión rabo longo).
  • Estimular a apertura e evolución dos proxectos Wikimedia nas culturas de linguas minoritarias e, de xeito que mesmo o máis débil voces poderían contribuír á riqueza do proxecto.
  • Facer a experiencia do usuario do Wiki tan sinxelo que pode, a fin de atraer colaboradores tecnoloxía adversas ou discapacitados.
  • Difundir a cultura de código aberto para o público en xeral, pois é a mellor maneira de mellorar consistente o enriquecemento cultural de toda a humanidade.
  • Buscar e establecer conexións con outros proxectos de colaboración cultural, como centros gratuítos de aprendizaxe.

mischa vetere (mvart4u) edit

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mischa vetere seen by ira cohen, new york
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: mischa vetere
    • Idade: 44
    • Localización: zurich, switzerland and berlin, germany
    • Linguas: german, french, english, italian (all four fluent), basic spanish and portuguese
  • Información editorial:
    • Wikimedista desde: 2009
    • Wikis nos que está activo: Commons and rarely wikipedia (contributions about swiss writers)
Declaración used to work as senior trust relationship mgr for 15 yrs with citibank/csg. in between i have sucessfully restruct. our fam. business. began with 18 as illustrator / editor of high quality books.

loved medium-longterm strat. consid. are also asset 2day, as writer/painter: « teatime, samurai », compar. dalai LAMA with GANDHI, helped 2009 & counter proposal 2 OBAMA / court to postpone google-agreem.

started in dec 2010 THE HOPE CYCLE ( with marocco & egypt (?!) - with happenings in libya, on 21st of feb 11, posted the new blog on fb white house with saying from 2010: "human rights are not, not negotiable." on 23rd of feb OBAMA quotes by amending: « nowhere » - on apr 15 human rights commission, UN geneva, fully adhered to official complaint dated 25th of nov 10 against wished apartheid in switzland (vote of 28th of nov. reverted!).

I contribute since 2010 to commons, mainly to own categ. mischa vetere - due to heavy censorship 2010, all works are O.T.R.S. approved now, a lot – due to fascist tendencies - against discrim., world problem no. 1: HUNGER, education. here an example, used for recent german conf. about north afr. Revol.:

following the invit. of ting chen, i would love to help to bring the wiki project further with all its diversity, increasing the quality level by encouraging participants. my contribution: to listen carefully, obtain a full overview, bring in strategical ideas. i am at the top of creativity - 2010: 1300 paintings!

Urs Wäfler (Urs.Waefler) edit

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  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Urs Wäfler
    • Idade: 32
    • Localización: Zurich, Switzerland
    • Linguas: German, French and English
  • Información editorial:
    • Wikimedista desde: 14 October 2007
    • Wikis nos que está activo: de-wp, en-wp
Declaración I was born and grew up in Switzerland. I studied at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, which I left without diploma. I worked for the World Economic Forum at its Annual Meeting in Davos, I was a teacher at secondary school. Nowadays I work in software industry, and I continue to study business informatics.

In case of being elected my goals are:

  • Help the Wikimedia Foundation to grow according to its mission and its strategic planning which was worked out by the community.
  • Enable the vision, that every single person has free access to the sum of all human knowledge. The Wikimedia Foundation and its community develops the largest, best structured and most recognized knowledge databases of the world.
  • Promote a peaceful, constructive and great reputation.

Education can take place anywhere and everywhere. It is our most valuable asset, it must be an open world, accessible by everyone - humankind advances only through collaboration.

Kat Walsh (mindspillage) edit

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Kat Walsh, November 2010
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Kat Walsh
    • Idade: 28
    • Localización: Washington, DC
    • Linguas: English
  • Información editorial:
    • Wikimedista desde: 2004
    • Wikis nos que está activo: en.wikipedia
Declaración I'm one of the current board members, a role I've held since 2006. I have a JD and passed the Virginia Bar; I'm currently a researcher in copyright, patent, and internet policy, a patent agent, and a classical musician, and was recently a technology policy analyst for the American Library Association.

I'm fortunate to have been able to be part of Wikimedia as it has grown; because of my experience on the projects and OTRS learning the legal challenges of free knowledge projects, I pursued law as a profession to help further the goals of Wikimedia and like-spirited groups. As the longest-serving elected board member, I've learned to put WMF's challenges into context, bringing experience and institutional knowledge along with the perspective of a longtime community volunteer.

I see my main role as ensuring WMF upholds its core principles and values while meeting ever greater goals, and so this is my platform rather than a specific agenda. I want us to continue initiatives that make the projects part of everyone's life, and keep building relationships with institutions and communities that expand our ability to fulfill our mission. The role of the board is to take the long-term, big picture view, ensuring that WMF projects remain free, neutral, independent, and actively-developed far into the future. I believe this style of thinking is one of my particular strengths and hope to bring it to the next Wikimedia board.

Esteban Zárate (Ezarate) edit

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Esteban Zárate
  • Información persoal:
    • Nome: Esteban Zárate
    • Idade: 38
    • Localización: Tandil, Argentina
    • Linguas: Spanish, English
Declaración In my day job I'm a teacher on secondary schools in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.

I started to edit on the Spanish Wikipedia on Apr 30 2008, I was sysopped there on March 2010. I am sysop also on Commons and I frequently edit on spanish Wikinews where I am reviewer.

I am system engineer and I am a teacher of computer sciences on secondary schools of Tandil, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.

If I elected to the board, I intend to help in:

  • Analyze strategies for attracting more publishers to our projects.
  • Seek ways to efficiently distribute our revenue sources.
  • Help to all comunities in all their needed.