Wikimedia Foundation elections/Board elections/2007/Candidates/Ausir/en

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User Ausir
Real name Paweł Dembowski
Location Głogów, Poland
Age 24
User page(s) User:Ausir, w:pl:user:Ausir, w:en:user:Ausir, commons:user:Ausir
Wikimedia participant since February 2004
Projects in which I participate I'm mostly active at Polish Wikipedia, English Wikipedia and Commons, but I've done edits to other Polish and English projects and some to other language ones.
Languages in which I participate I'm fluent in Polish and English and know basics of Russian and German.
Link to user contribution pages pl.wikipedia, en.wikipedia, meta, commons
My candidate statement I have been contributing to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects since February 2004 and have made more than 20 thousands of edits in (mostly) Polish and English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. I'm an admin in all three, a Polish Wikipedia CheckUser, a Commons bureaucrat and a Wikimedia steward. I was one of the founding members of the Wikimedia Polska Association. Frankly, I have been less active in the Wikimedia projects in the last few months, but I'm looking forward to resuming my activities.

I currently study marketing and management at the Wrocław University of Economics and work as a freelance English-Polish translator (I've done for Microsoft and Adobe).

I want Wikipedia to still be open and free, which means that I support limiting the use of non-free content (e.g. fair use pictures) to a minimum. I also generally support Wikipedia's sister projects, but on the other hand I think that some of them were bad ideas from the start, so I don't think all of them deserve the same level of attention. I also strongly believe in multilingualism and in supporting local communities and involvement of more people from outside the US and Western Europe in Wikimedia affairs.

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