[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Advisory Board - two new members

Angela Beesley angela at wikimedia.org
Fri Mar 23 21:30:03 UTC 2007

Two new members have been added to the Wikimedia Advisory Board; Teemu
Leinonen and Debbie Garside. This brings us up to 20 members.

Full bios of the new members can be found at

In summary, Debbie Garside is based in Wales and involved with ISO
639-6, GeoLang Ltd, the World Language Documentation Centre, ccNSO-GAC
IDN Joint WG, IETF, and the British Standards Institute. Debbie has
been involved in language standards for over 5 years. She is also a
board member of the Multilingual Internet Names Consortium and is
project leader for the South Slavic Culture and Trade Engine in
partnership with OmegaWiki. Debbie is Managing Director and Chief
Executive Officer of two other companies, one offering translations,
marketing and market research and the other offering entrepreneurship
and ICT training as part of a European funded project.

Teemu Leinonen is based in Helsinki and leads the Learning
Environments research group of the Media Lab, University of Art and
Design Helsinki. The group is internationally recognized from its open
source virtual learning environment called Fle3, MobilED audio wiki
platform, and LeMill web community for finding, authoring and sharing
learning resources. Teemu holds over a decade of experience in the
field of research and development of web-based learning, computer
supported collaborative learning, online cooperation, educational
planning and educational politics.


Angela Beesley
Wikimedia Advisory Board, Chair

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