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User Yann
Real name Yann Forget
Me in a rickshaw, Ahmedabad, India, January 2007
Location Annemasse, France
Age 42
User page(s) fr.wiki, en.wiki, Commons, en.wikisource, fr.wikisource
Wikimedia participant since 24 December 2002
Projects in which I participate Wikipedia (fr, en, hi, gu), Commons, Wikisource (fr, en, sa, hi), Wiktionary (fr, hi, gu)
Languages in which I participate fr, en (3), hi (2), gu (1)
Link to user contribution pages fr.wiki, commons, Wikisource
My candidate statement I have been involved in Wikimedia projects since December 2002 (4.5 years), mainly on Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Commons and Wikisource. I am one of the early contributors of Wikisource, from when it was still called Project Sourceberg. I am admin on about a dozen Wikimedia projects and steward since June 2005. I proposed the creation of Wikimédia France in November 2003, of which I was secretary in 2004-2005.

I am a computer professional specialized in free software since 1998. Before that I worked for 10 years with NGOs on humanitarian, social and cultural projects. I would like to bring my experience of non-profit organizations and free culture movement to the service of Wikimedia Foundation. I would like the Foundation to be an influential organization, to bring free knowledge far and wide. My main input would be working on financial independence.

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