Pimpinellus is derived from Pimpinella,
the herb Anise, which has the
botanical name Pimpinella anisum.
Its odor and taste remind one of Christmas,
Anise cookies and home-made Anise candies
as well as the the hot herbal tea,
which is good for a sore throat.
Pimpinellus has been active his entire life, reading extensively, writing, making films, photographing, botanizing and globetrotting throughout the Northern Hemisphere. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the goal to collect knowledge about the world and make it easily accesable for everyone. He is a member of the WM-organisations which support free information in der Schweiz
, in Österreich
and in Deutschland
- …lives in Munich, Germany, and is active in german Wikipedia, commons.wikimedia and en.wikimedia,
- ...began his activities in Wikipedia at the german “Stammtisch” in San Francisco,
- ...wrote his first WP-article in the English Wikipedia,
- ...and dedicated his first article in the German Wikipedia to a californian plant,
- ...organized, together with Doc Taxon, the initial workshop for the Munich-Wikipediaspace in cultural center of the city of Munich .
- ...established, together with colleague DerHexer, the WP Space Munich, the WikiMUC
- ...formalized the goals of WikMUC in the course of applying for support from the german WM-Chapter,
- ...assisted in establishing the Munich WP Space in the Media and in the Munich cultural framework,
- …meets with Wikipedians and new authors in Munich in the State Library, in the Alpine Museum, und in Meetingrooms sponsored by the City of Munich,
- ...participated regularly in “Stammtischen”, most often in Augsburg, München und Innsbruck,
- ...initiated, together with Haeferl, Beppo, Roman, Didi, Flo, in Salzburg in January 2016 the 5-countryproject WikiAlpenforum/WAF,
- ...established the first Workshop of the WAF in Europe, together with Xanonymus and Wikipedians from AT, CH, DE, FR and IT in the WP editions in German, Italian, French, and English.
- ...is active in the Wikipedia film and tv-redaktion and he helped to establish the topics of Broadcasting in Wikipedia-Commons,
- ...works in the media together with partners from WP in München and from WAF within the alp region,
- ...photographs with Canon and Leica and has uploaded more than 6000 photos and audios to Wiki Commons,
- ...is a fan of libraries and has initiated cooperation with the Bavarian State Library and the smaller State Libraries in Bavaria,
- …is opposed to „Paid Editing“ and stated in August 2018 his rejection of any personal financial support from WMDE-e.V.,
- ...voices his opinions in "KURIER" the german WP-Hauspostille on topics and problems which are of importance for the Wikipedia-Community, here and here also in english.