Dear Édouard and our other colleagues at Wikimédia France, We are sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Louise Merzeau. While I did not have a chance to meet her, I understand she was an advocate for the Commons movement and a leading academic on digital identities and the relationship between technology and culture. I suspect we would have gotten along well.
Although she did not get to share her knowledge longer, we are grateful for the contributions she made. I have no doubt Wikimedia would have benefited greatly from her continued advocacy. I recognize with everything that is going on, an event like this can quickly pass by without enough notice and tribute from all of us. However, I hope we can pause to recognize that, above all, we are people who have come together under a shared vision for a better future. The passion and bond that unites us are much stronger than any disagreements or challenges. Louise was a part of that vision, and we owe it to her to recognize her passing. On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, please know that she is in our thoughts and that the community has our condolences. Katherine PS. I encourage you to learn more about Mrs. Merzeau and her life from her article on French Wikipedia: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Merzeau _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>