Advisory Board

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Wikimedia Foundation Board and Advisory Board meeting, Taipei, 2007.

Details of the current advisory board can be found at Wikimedia:Advisory Board (which appears to be out of date as of 2016).

Symbol comment vote.svg As of January 2016, it appears that the no advisors have been appointed or reappointed in the past year. According to a 2013 resolution, terms are up to one year; and the last publicly recorded vote appointing advisors was in 2014.

Recent & former members[edit]

Advisors have included:

  • Angela Beesley Starling (Chair, Wikimedia Advisory Board; co-founder, Wikia)
  • Ward Cunningham (Developer of the first wiki)
  • Melissa Hagemann (Open access and open education advocate, Open Society Institute/Soros foundations)
  • Mitch Kapor (Founder, Lotus Development; co-founder, EFF; founding chair Mozilla Foundation)
  • Neeru Khosla (Co-founder, CK-12)
  • Teemu Leinonen (Professor, Media Lab, Aalto University)
  • Rebecca MacKinnon (Journalist; founder, Global Voices Online)
  • Wayne Mackintosh (Director, Open Education Resource Foundation)
  • Benjamin Mako Hill (Author, free software advocate)
  • Roger McNamee (Venture capital, musician)
  • Domas Mituzas (Facebook)
  • Trevor Neilson (Partner, Global Philanthropy Group)
  • Craig Newmark (Founder,
  • Florence Nibart-Devouard (Former Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees; Consultant in Collaborative Media)
  • Achal Prabhala (Researcher and writer)
  • Clay Shirky (Associate Teacher, Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU)
  • Ethan Zuckerman (Director, Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab; founder, Global Voices Online)
  • Jing Wang
  • Mimi Ito
  • Nhlanhla Mabaso


There have been two meetings of the advisory board, at Wikimania 2007 and Wikimania 2008.