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Eye of Freedom

Hello, I am Samuel Klein, wikipedian, linguaphile, and inclusionist. I am currently working on a national digital library, and at a "purpose of the Internet" research group. In the past I directed part of a global education project and served as a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Welcome to my userpage

Currently working on Matchery to help groups improving the open Internet find legal help in all jurisdictions. My writing background consists of a few journals and newsletters, doggerel on the back of exams, broadsheets on telephone poles, philosophical essays, and marked-up drafts of [others'] texts in red and blue. My academic background includes physics, mathematics, algorithms and language. In the Wikiverse: you can find me on the English Wikipedia, and occasionally on Wikibooks, Wiktionary (see also mod-wiktionary), the OLPC wiki, and some smaller language wikis: Nahuatl and Swahili. Currently taking collab notes on Hypothesis XXX - synchrony across annotation systems for all sorts of knowledge (e.g., via and open annotation).

Recent peering: User:Sj/peer | Challenges | Federated knowledge
To contact me: My talkpage · <at> gmail · +1 617 529 4266 · metasj (Skype)

Movement thoughts on roles / fundraising / Chapter-WMF discussions
Wikipedia Zero | International grantmaking and US Executive Order 13224‎‎

If you need assistance: I also help monitor edits to smaller projects. Please leave me a message or request.

17 new pages on meta:

Happy 5,000,000th Commons upload!


News : Managing translations revisited. Long-term strategy for Wikimedia projects is being discussed and planned with some vigor | How Wikipedia Works, a book on using Wikipedia from nostarch press (with cameos by the sister projects) | LSS revived! | coralline ideas for generalized message-distribution : a way around the 100-mailing-list coordination problem. | Pimp your edits! | Mailing lists/cleanup

Interesting : Modern translation and coordination @ the Embassy, pages linked from Requests. A new Stewards noticeboard. A new Main page? Level activity across request types, improve feedback for uses of Special:CentralAuth, improve [[Help:]] pages about cross-wiki special pages/tools. New contributor objections

FDC complaint mid-2015 without clear timeline for response?

Fun : SJ Klein with Wikipedian Guy, reprises of old Wikimedia Quarto sidefeatures... like interviews with Ward Cunningham and Larry Lessig.
Pressworthy pages : User:Sj/PR
Village Pumps: ar, da, de, eo, es, fr, it, ja, nl, sv, zh, bab


A cheerful logo variant

Strategy : w:User:John_Carter/Opinions (2009), 2015?

Top of the desk. Active projects (see also Project map) | Wikiproject group, Digitizing and Translation with MW...   Digest / on en: | Annonces | MP
elian excellence: Incoming tech requests | Wikipedia languages
meta-slimming: Historical Wikipedia pages | statistics, on en:

old pages to slim: The importance of being Wikipedia, ...
older budget thoughts : Long term plans
communication models : the Why Give blog
Mania over time
Deleted pages to watch : <empty>

WMF events future: (see Board agenda; other agenda; &c. Last 2 quarters' planning unexpectedly light; energy drawn into private channels)
WMF events past: chat, #wm, Sat July 24 | Vereins-Chat,, Fri July 30 | Wikimania, August 2005

WM News, Sept 10+. | W-News | M:HP | Babel/Babylon
21 fahrplan, Dec 26-28

Status, Thoughts[edit]

The Dao of Wiki * Quirks of int'l grantmaking

Resolved, that ... WMPH - why did these stop being shared on Meta? Cross-wiki links needed.

I am thinking of ways to

  1. improve key sites: Wikimedia website(Main, Fundraising, GFDL), redirection page
  2. improve key meta pages: Goings-on(t), Meta:Babel(t, Interorg relations.)
  3. move meta-discussions to meta:, from en: and other subprojects.
  4. improve community:
  5. unify discussion: power structures within WM and across WP-instances (covering Ver ein/ Wreader and es: split issues as well as the mundane)
  6. help propose new projects: Wikifamily, Wikinews, Pa/Pr/Fu, Media, Prufing, Review...
  7. design a few feature improvements
  8. help people who reuse wikimedia content recognize the projects the content came from
  9. help others and future selves see what I see
  10. share test writing and wiki work

Topics belonging uniquely here:

Other Topics[edit]


+ Developer committee, Finance committee, Editor committee, PR committee -- for helping to coordinate and divide labor in those key areas.
+ Translation crew for discussing and processing multilingual issues; translation, communication, official languages, &c.
+ Press Corps for handling press IDs, contacting major events, getting exclusive interviews and photoshoots. See also Wikews.
+ Other groups to plan for Grants, Collateral, Legal issues, Outreach/User groups, Publicity, Print issues, Partnerships.


+ WM-wide mesh ('organization chart', 'project map', 'topic map', 'discussion counter', 'Wikipedia languages')


+ My MediaWiki feature requests
+ Division of labor requests
+ EasyTimeline


+ (c): Jamesday on #wp, en:Wikipedia:Copyright...
+ Chapters: Verein, Association, EO chapter in France...


+ New pages, Article validation, villi...

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