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.

Brief descriptions (for press releases)[edit]

  • 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/Co-founder Lotus Development, EFF, 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 (Research Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School)
  • Jing Wang
  • Mimi Ito
  • Nhlanhla Mabaso


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