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Announcing Erik Moeller as Wikimedia Deputy Director
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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Re: Announcing Erik Moeller as Wikimedia Deputy Director [ In reply to ]
Hoi,
Let me congratulate Erik with the new role that he will play for the
Wikimedia Foundation. I know first hand how dedicated Erik has always been
to the Wikimedia Foundation and I am sure he will give his all to make his
new position a success. Erik is well placed for this role knowing the
Wikimedia Foundation intimately and being well known by and integrated with
the many organisations and communities / people that make up the Free / Open
software/content world.

I want to thank him for the work he has done for Stichting Open Progress. We
have had interesting times and we are happy and proud of what was achieved.

Thank you,
Gerard Meijssen
voorzitter Stichting Open Progress

On Dec 18, 2007 6:29 AM, Sue Gardner <sgardner@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> 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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Re: Announcing Erik Moeller as Wikimedia Deputy Director [ In reply to ]
Sue Gardner wrote:
> 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.
>


If anyone can give Google a run for its money ;)

respects


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Re: Announcing Erik Moeller as Wikimedia Deputy Director [ In reply to ]
Thank you, Sue. :-)

WMF has been a tiny, infrastructure focused organization based in St.
Petersburg, Florida. And in some ways that's good: we've learned to
utilize minimal resources to accomplish amazing things; we've built
large, decentralized networks of volunteers to get things done.

On the other hand, the number of educational opportunities that have
passed us by simply because we did not have the opportunity to respond
or the ability to execute has been staggering.

We could have decided that we'll never be able to respond to a
partnership proposal from a major university, or put together a grant,
or execute a strategic priority like single user login or stable
versions. We have decided, however, that our mission and vision is to
empower everyone to share in the sum of human knowledge. And that
desire is leading us to a new morning, a new beginning.

We're not just a Foundation to host servers. We are a charity of free knowledge.

Our relocation, our new hires, the first systematic budget, all these
are requirements for growing up: not sufficient, but necessary. And
the warm welcome we've already received in San Francisco is great --
few locations host so many unique and amazing organizations. It seems
deeply appropriate for us to be there. :-)

Sue, you've brought an unprecedented level of professionalism to WMF,
and I consider it a pleasure and an honor to be given the opportunity
to work with you. Planet Earth hungers for knowledge. We have a lot
of work cut out for us - let's get to it!

WikiLove,
Erik

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Re: Announcing Erik Moeller as Wikimedia Deputy Director [ In reply to ]
Congratulations Erik! This is excellent news.

-Aude
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Re: Announcing Erik Moeller as Wikimedia Deputy Director [ In reply to ]
Sue Gardner wrote:
> 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.
(...)
> Please join me in welcoming Erik to the staff of the foundation.

Congrations Erik !

> Sue Gardner
> Executive Director,
> Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

Regards,

Yann
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Re: Announcing Erik Moeller as Wikimedia Deputy Director [ In reply to ]
congratulations, Erik!

2007/12/18, Sue Gardner <sgardner@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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Re: Announcing Erik Moeller as Wikimedia Deputy Director [ In reply to ]
On Dec 17, 2007 11:03 PM, Erik Moeller <erik@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Thank you, Sue. :-)
>
> WMF has been a tiny, infrastructure focused organization based in St.
> Petersburg, Florida. And in some ways that's good: we've learned to
> utilize minimal resources to accomplish amazing things; we've built
> large, decentralized networks of volunteers to get things done.
>
> On the other hand, the number of educational opportunities that have
> passed us by simply because we did not have the opportunity to respond
> or the ability to execute has been staggering.
>
> We could have decided that we'll never be able to respond to a
> partnership proposal from a major university, or put together a grant,
> or execute a strategic priority like single user login or stable
> versions. We have decided, however, that our mission and vision is to
> empower everyone to share in the sum of human knowledge. And that
> desire is leading us to a new morning, a new beginning.
>
> We're not just a Foundation to host servers. We are a charity of free knowledge.
>
> Our relocation, our new hires, the first systematic budget, all these
> are requirements for growing up: not sufficient, but necessary. And
> the warm welcome we've already received in San Francisco is great --
> few locations host so many unique and amazing organizations. It seems
> deeply appropriate for us to be there. :-)
>
> Sue, you've brought an unprecedented level of professionalism to WMF,
> and I consider it a pleasure and an honor to be given the opportunity
> to work with you. Planet Earth hungers for knowledge. We have a lot
> of work cut out for us - let's get to it!
>
> WikiLove,
> Erik

Excellent news, and welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area.


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george.herbert@gmail.com

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Re: Announcing Erik Moeller as Wikimedia Deputy Director [ In reply to ]
I, for one, welcome our new non-felon overlord ;-)

Glückwunsch,
Magnus


On Dec 18, 2007 7:03 AM, Erik Moeller <erik@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Thank you, Sue. :-)
>
> WMF has been a tiny, infrastructure focused organization based in St.
> Petersburg, Florida. And in some ways that's good: we've learned to
> utilize minimal resources to accomplish amazing things; we've built
> large, decentralized networks of volunteers to get things done.
>
> On the other hand, the number of educational opportunities that have
> passed us by simply because we did not have the opportunity to respond
> or the ability to execute has been staggering.
>
> We could have decided that we'll never be able to respond to a
> partnership proposal from a major university, or put together a grant,
> or execute a strategic priority like single user login or stable
> versions. We have decided, however, that our mission and vision is to
> empower everyone to share in the sum of human knowledge. And that
> desire is leading us to a new morning, a new beginning.
>
> We're not just a Foundation to host servers. We are a charity of free knowledge.
>
> Our relocation, our new hires, the first systematic budget, all these
> are requirements for growing up: not sufficient, but necessary. And
> the warm welcome we've already received in San Francisco is great --
> few locations host so many unique and amazing organizations. It seems
> deeply appropriate for us to be there. :-)
>
> Sue, you've brought an unprecedented level of professionalism to WMF,
> and I consider it a pleasure and an honor to be given the opportunity
> to work with you. Planet Earth hungers for knowledge. We have a lot
> of work cut out for us - let's get to it!
>
> WikiLove,
> Erik
>
>
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