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My name is Erik Möller. I was Deputy Director of the Wikimedia Foundation from December 2007 until April 2015. I joined Wikipedia in 2001 and have been involved in the project in pretty much all different areas. I'm poking around outside the Wikimedia universe these days, but you'll still find me around here from time to time.
What I believe
I am a socially liberal secular humanist and an optimist. I believe that effective collaboration is essential to the growth and survival of our species, and hope to learn and share ideas about collaboration through my work. I have concluded that certain memes (ideas) are destructive to society, including: the idea that strong intellectual monopoly rights are required to develop a rich and expressive culture, the idea that abortion is murder, the idea that physical pleasure and affection is an inherently dangerous or corrupting influence, and virtually any totalitarian/dogmatic belief system. I consider myself highly pragmatic about the present, and highly aspirational about the future.
Symbols I identify with include the "happy human" , an international symbol of secular humanism, and the "Eye of Sauron" , the logo of the Definition for Free Cultural Works.