Congratulations and Welcome on board to Ryan!
On Thu, 15 Aug 2019 at 01:28, Eileen Hershenov <ehershenov(a)wikimedia.org>
Wait - how many people did Doug Stamper murder?
On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 5:54 PM effe iets anders <effeietsanders(a)gmail.com
> Congrats Ryan!
> The main question here at Wikimania
is really... Will you be more like
> McGarry or like Doug Stamper as far as it comes to problem solving? :)
> On Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 07:33 Rajeeb Dutta <marajozkee(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > Congrats Ryan & all my best
wishes, thanks Katherine for the update.
> > Best Regards,
> > Rajeeb.
> > (U: Marajozkee)
> > Sent from my iPhone
> > > On 13-Aug-2019, at
10:15 PM, Katherine Maher <kmaher(a)wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> > > Hi everyone,
> > > I’m excited to
let you all know that Ryan Merkley, formerly CEO of
> > Creative Commons, is joining the Wikimedia Foundation as my new chief
> > staff.
> > > Many of you have
met Ryan before -- at CC Summit, Wikimania,
> Summit, or MozFest. He’s a leader in open
source, open knowledge, and
> free-culture communities, and for the past five years, he’s been the
> Creative Commons, initiating programs like CC search to index all 1.6
> billion licensed works online. He’s passionate about the power of the
> commons, and the role that everyone can play in making it sustainable
> > open to all. I couldn’t be happier he’s now bringing this passion and
> > experience to our movement.
> > > In Ryan’s own
words, “My heart has always been in open communities,
> the power of collective acts -- that is,
the things that people can
> do when they work together, like building a
commons of free knowledge
> > every person.”
> > > For now, Ryan’s
two top priorities will be bolstering the work of the
> > movement strategy team and supporting the Board. He’ll support the
> > core team to move the Working Group recommendations into implementation
> > within the community and Foundation over the course of the coming year.
> > He’ll also serve as Board liaison to the Board of Trustees,
> > the connections, communications, and coordination between Trustees and
> > Foundation. Internally, he’ll support the office of the Executive
> > acting in my stead on various projects.
> > > I’m excited by
this new role for an old friend of the open community.
> > Ryan knows our movement well. He has spent many hours with many
> > Wikimedians, and understands the centrality of the community to the
> > Wikimedia mission and identity. His background as a partner to
> and a leader in the broader open movement
will be invaluable to our
> and confirmation of the importance of
community experience in
> > leadership.
> > > Ryan doesn’t
start in his new role until Monday, September 16th.
> > However, he will be at Wikimania, so for those of you attending, please
> > hi, and join me in welcoming him to Wikimedia!
> > > Katherine
> > > P.S. This
announcement can also be found on our news page:
> > > --
> > > Katherine Maher
> > > Executive Director
> > > Wikimedia Foundation
> > >
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