[Foundation-l] Announcing Erik Moeller as Wikimedia Deputy Director

teun spaans teun.spaans at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 14:51:07 UTC 2007

congratulations, Erik!

2007/12/18, Sue Gardner <sgardner at wikimedia.org>:
> Hi folks,
> I am delighted to announce Erik Moeller as Deputy Director of the
> Wikimedia Foundation. Erik will take up his new responsibilities in our San
> Francisco headquarters beginning January 10, and will report directly to
> me.  As part of this transition, and as you know already from Florence's
> announcement yesterday, Erik has resigned from his role as Board member.
> Erik is well-known in the Wikimedia community. A twice-elected board
> member, he has been active in the projects since 2001. Through his six years
> of volunteer participation, he has made thousands of edits and uploads,
> contributed to the MediaWiki software, helped launch Wikinews and Commons,
> and supported the organization in numerous other ways. He is also the author
> of "Die heimliche Medienrevolution," one of the first books to include an
> in-depth analysis of wiki collaboration.
> Most recently, Erik has been Chief Technology Officer of Stichting Open
> Progress, where he managed a decentralized team of developers in the
> implementation of OmegaWiki, a collaborative ontology database. He also
> provides hosting for several wiki communities, including WikiEducator.org,
> and has project-managed other wiki software development projects such as the
> LiquidThreads discussion system.
> Our chief technical officer, Brion Vibber, will report to Erik. In
> addition, I will be delegating specific projects to him, and he will act on
> my behalf when I am traveling or otherwise unavailable. He will also play an
> important role in orienting the new San Francisco staff, and helping them to
> understand the processes, history and values of the Wikimedia projects.
> Since I joined the Foundation in June, I have been impressed with Erik's
> commitment, hard work and evangelism on behalf of Wikimedia.  I know he will
> now be able to make an even greater contribution to what we do, and I'm very
> pleased he's agreed to join the staff in the new office.
> Please join me in welcoming Erik to the staff of the foundation.
> Sue Gardner
> Executive Director,
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
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