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Advisory Board

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

Current members[edit]

The following people were appointed as Advisory Board members for the period June 16, 2017 to June 30, 2018:

  • Ting Chen
  • Ward Cunningham (Developer of the first wiki)
  • Florence Devouard (Former Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees; Consultant in Collaborative Media)
  • Melissa Hagemann (Open access and open education advocate, Open Society Institute/Soros foundations)
  • Mimi Ito
  • Teemu Leinonen (Professor, Media Lab, Aalto University)
  • Wayne Mackintosh (Director, Open Education Resource Foundation)
  • Benjamin Mako Hill (Author, free software advocate)
  • Nhlanhla Mbaso
  • Trevor Neilson
  • Craig Newmark (Founder, Craigslist.org)
  • Barry Newstead
  • Clay Shirky (Associate Teacher, Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU)
  • Kat Walsh
  • Jessamyn West
  • Ethan Zuckerman (Director, Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab; founder, Global Voices Online)

Former members[edit]

Advisors included:

  • Angela Beesley Starling (Chair, Wikimedia Advisory Board; co-founder, Wikia)
  • Mitch Kapor (Founder, Lotus Development; co-founder, EFF; founding chair Mozilla Foundation)
  • Neeru Khosla (Co-founder, 47-dk)
  • Rebecca MacKinnon (Journalist; founder, Global Voices Online)
  • Roger McNamee (Venture capital, musician)
  • Domas Mituzas (Facebook)
  • Achal Prabhala (Researcher and writer)
  • Jing Wang


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

See also[edit]