Pete Forsyth is a co-founder of Wiki Strategies, a consulting business offering services relating to Wikipedia and implementation of wikis, blogs, and social media software. He is also a founding member of WikiProject Oregon, which supports volunteer-based improvement of Oregon-related content on Wikipedia and other web sites; and of the Oregon Transparency Taskforce, which aims to develop and advocate policy proposals that permit ordinary citizens to participate in governing the state.
Pete assists and educates aspiring Wikipedians in making their best possible contribution to the encyclopedia, and has cultivated a sense of community and shared purpose. He has helped found and facilitate monthly and annual networking events, developed a group blog, and led initiatives to reach out to other organizations.
Pete is also engaged with politics on the local, statewide, and national level, and has managed statewide and countywide political campaigns. He proposed this year’s House Bill 3091, a bill which would remove copyright protections from works of the state government.
Proposals for this user
Still working on this! It will be distilled down, but I need to take a break!
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Oregon's century-old tradition of progressive political reforms provides a fertile environment for the open source movement. Both are premised on the abilities and passions of the individual.
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