Dear fellow Wikimedians,

I am happy to announce that the  Wikimedia Deutschland supervisory board has appointed Larissa Borcka and Raimond Spekking as additional members to the board.

Larissa is committed to the digital development of cultural institutions. As curator of digital development for the S?rmlands museum in Sweden, she is responsible for digitisation projects and cooperation with Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. On the board, she will bring the perspective of cultural institutions to Wikimedia projects such as Wikidata and Wikibase. Raimond has been a Wikipedian and a Commons photographer for many years, is active in the Volunteer Response Team and continues to develop the MediaWiki software. On our board, he strives to strengthen the community's perspective and contribute his expertise at the interface between content creation and technology. 

Both will be full members of the board until the next board elections at the general assembly in mid-2024 and we are very much looking forward to working with them.

The Wikimedia Deutschland board consists of up to 9 members. Seven members are elected by the general assembly for a two-year term. After the election, the seven board members can appoint up to two additional members to the board. To complement the competences of the board after the elections in May, we were looking for two specific profiles: One in the field of "active Wikipedians"; a person who contributes content to Wikipedia and thus additionally strengthens this perspective in discussions and decisions. And one in the field of ?technology / open structured data?; a person with expertise and a feel for the developments and opportunities of open structured data in the digital ecosystem, ideally with expertise in Wikidata and Wikibase. I am delighted that with Larissa and Raimond we were able to attract two people with a lot of experience and passion for free knowledge to join our supervisory board.

Please join me in welcoming Larissa and Raimond!


Alice Wiegand
Chair of the Supervisory Board
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin Phone: +49 (0)30 219 158 26-0

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