This page is a translated version of the page Founder and the translation is 25% complete.

De globale oprichtergroep werd aangemaakt op 27 februari 2009. Bedoeld om de lokale Engelse Wikipedia 'steward'-vlag te dupliceren die was gekoppeld aan en:User:Jimbo Wales, gaf de groep Wales volledige toegang tot Special:UserRights en andere Steward-rechten. Het was aangemaakt conform zijn stewardbevestiging in 2009 in een poging om een compromis te sluiten tussen de standpunten van de verschillende groepen (weghalen wegens inactiviteit, verplaatsen naar de werknemersgroep, blijven omdat hij een mede-oprichter is, enzovoorts). The global group used to contain most of the rights the steward group had at the time of creation.

Following Requests for comment/Remove Founder flag and Petition to Jimbo, Wales renounced almost all these rights[1] and removed them: after subsequent edits, the founder groups gives read access to most logs, read deleted content, and the ability to read suppressed content. Jimbo does not have the ability, through his founder tag, to delete content, hide content, perform checkusers, or change group membership. Also, currently, Jimbo cannot edit protected pages through the founder flag, nor may he edit semi-protected pages, but that may change upon request.

Its roles in various Wikimedia projects are not yet defined. The English Wikipedia has a local founder group, which gives Jimbo Wales full access to UserRights on that project only.

Jimmy Wales also holds the position "Founder's seat" on the WMF Board of Trustees.

See also


  1. "[Foundation-l] Removing questions about me and my role from this discussion": mailarchive:foundation-l/2010-May/058095.html, mailarchive:foundation-l/2010-May/058158.html.