Friday, June 22, 2007

Wikimedia Board candidates: DragonFire1024

The next installation in the ongoing series will focus on DragonFire1024, also known as Jason Safoutin. Jason is an active Wikinewsie who seems to be running on a platform of facilitating interproject communication and "developing new ways in gathering information and more efficient ways of delivering that information to the world". His campaign statement doesn't say a whole lot about him otherwise, and so this will be a short article.

Reading through his questions page, I get the impression that Jason is not really all that well-informed about the Foundation, or really anything not related to WikiNews. Most of his answers are expressed in terms of generalities, with nothing really significant actually being said. Overall, I'd say that Jason is running because it seemed like a good idea at the time, with no real goals or qualifications worth mentioning. Clearly a lightweight candidate who is unlikely to be elected; Wikinews doesn't have nearly enough constituency to bring him enough votes to make a serious showing.