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User Eloquence
Real name Erik Möller
At Wikimania Boston 2006
Location Berlin, Germany
Age 28
User page(s) on Meta, on en.wp, on de.wp, on Commons, on en.wikinews
Wikimedia participant since December 2001
Projects in which I participate Wikipedia, Wikinews, Commons, Meta, Spoken Wikisource
Languages in which I participate English, German (occasionally)
Link to user contribution pages see above
My candidate statement I have served on the Board for 9 months as an elected member (see my 2006 platform). I have also acted as Executive Secretary of the Board during this time. The Board I joined has overseen some of the most significant changes in the history of the Foundation. As an organization, we have
  • defined our mission and vision clearly,
  • strengthened our commitment to free culture through a project-wide, consistent licensing policy,
  • expanded the Board with two community seats, giving the community a Board majority for the first time,
  • formed a distinguished Advisory Board, which has been consulted regularly
  • conducted the largest fundraiser in the history of Wikimedia,
  • ensured proper review of all WMF finances, including the release of the first audited financial statements,
  • substantially expanded our international staff, including the new position of Volunteer Coordinator to better work with our global community.

Progress on other fronts has been heating up (license compatibility, institutional partnerships such as the Encyclopedia of Life, search for a permanent Executive Director, plans for the next fundraiser, and so on). I hope I will be able to continue my work in these and other areas. :-) Please see "9 months of wiki madness" for a more personal view of my time on the Board so far and my hopes for the future. Thank you!

For questions, please post here Board elections/2007/Candidates/Eloquence/questions