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This is not Anthere's page; this is a page about her. There is a difference. As any wiki page, one may freely edit it. Anthere, naturally, may revert it as well.

The human eyes are sometimes metaphorically called "the windows to the soul."
Hello ! Anthere for wikipedians since early 2002, my name in real life is Florence Nibart-Devouard. From 2004 to 2008, I held a position on the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, first as vice-chair, then as chair (following Jimmy Wales yeah!)[1]. After 3 terms, very proud of the work done, but a little tired nevertheless, I decided not to run for a 4th term.

I became a member of the Advisory board of Wikimedia Foundation.

Co-founder of the association Wikimedia France at the end of 2004, I stayed for a long time on its board. I decided at the end of 2012 to stop my involvement as vice-president of its board of directors.
In real life, I am manager of international projects and may also be a public speaker or advisor. Check out my website: or my linkedin profile.

I conceived and then run various projects related to Wikimedia projects. In the recent years, this is particularly the case of

  • Wiki Loves Africa an annual photography contest whose theme changes each year, with a common context: Africa;
  • m:Kumusha Takes Wiki, an outreach project in Uganda and Côte d'Ivoire (2013-2015);
  • m:Wiki Loves Women, a project initially meant to release content on African women in Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Ghana (2016-2017), which morphed into an initiative to upskill and inspire women lead organizers;
  • m:WikiFundi, a software that provides off-line editing environment that mimics the Wikipedia environment. It allows training and contribution when technology, access and electricity outages fail or are not available at all
  • c:ISA Tool, a microcontribution tool to add structured data to Wikimedia Commons images
  • m:WikiChallenge Ecoles d’Afrique, an annual writing contest in French speaking Africa primary schools
  • m:WikiAfrica Hours, a vodcast
  • etc.

I am a participant to the French and English versions of Wikipedia since February 2002, sometimes of other wikimedia projects. For several years, I was m:Steward and part of the Wikipedia:Mediation Committee on the English-speaking Wikipedia at its start (2002 or 2003?). I have a status of administrator on the English and French versions of Wikipedia, on meta and commons, as well as a status of bureaucrat on fr:

From an association/usergroup perspective...

And ... for those who could have escaped (is it possible?), I am a m:WikiWoman, I am 55 years old and have three kids.

Do not hesitate to leave me a message on my discussion page or to send me an e-mail.
My meta user page : User:Anthere
Page utilisateur en français : Utilisateur:Anthere

Conflict of interest disclosure

I currently serve in the general role of Wikimedian-in-residence for WIPO in a part-time compensated role. My first goal is to make mutually beneficial contributions to Wikipedia, possibly Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata, based on content published by WIPO under a free licence, or based on collaboration with subject matter experts. The second is to increase the understanding of how our community operates through training and coaching of WIPO staff. My third goal is to identify sources of interesting content, and future paths of collaboration. As a veteran Wikipedian since 2002, former steward, and an administrator on English Wikipedia, French Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and meta, I strive to abide by the Wikimedia movement's accepted policies and Terms of Use on conflicts of interest. This being said, I am faillible, so do not hesitate to reach out to me in case anything I do as part of this WIR role seems questionable to you.

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Achievements, Barnstars, Featured stuff...

The Working Person's Barnstar
Working Person's Barnstar, awarded to Anthere for her hours of tireless service to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation. Nat Krause. June 2005
The Modest Barnstar
So that you don't feel unloved because you never get a barnstar. guillom 20:42, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
because it totally describes you. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 20:46, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Pour tout ton travail sur meta: à la grande époque du lancement de Wikipédia :-] Hashar (talk) 14:47, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Democracy
For all your great contributions over all the years for freedom, happiness and self-determination of the Wikipedian Communities; especially your recent statement at m:Requests for comment/Vote of no confidence on Arnnon Geshuri. Merci beaucoup ! --.js 15:37, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
You are awarded the Special Barnstar for presenting at Wikimania that you never get barnstars Fuzheado | Talk 20:41, 26 August 2009 (UTC) - Did you consider adding the context ? ;) Anthere (talk)
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WMF Election 2005
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Other stuff...

A traditional carnation for the 8th of March, from Zocky
Et l'harmonie dans tout ça ?

y a un moment où ça me gonfle d'entendre parler de communauté libre et consensuelle pour écarter toute idée de règle. Alors qu'à la base une règle c'est fait pour l'harmonie, pas pour emmerder le monde ... w:fr:Utilisateur:Aurevilly.

"Only wimps use tape backup; real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it."
Linus Torvalds (Maybe apocryphal) Dpbsmith (talk) 20:36, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I wish you dreams, numerous dreams, endless dreams...and a tremendous will to realise some of them.

I wish you to live with passion and to share your passions.
I wish you to love what should be loved; I wish you to forgive what should be forgiven. I wish you to forget what should be forgotten.
I wish you silences and a love of being alone.
I wish you birds' songs when you wake up. Flowers blooming and releasing their heavy perfume. The gentle sound of rain splashing on dry earth. Sand- and pollen-carrying winds. And children's laughs.
I wish you to love being with others. I wish you to listen and hear other people's dreams.
I wish you to resist indifference, violence, grey moods, lost friends, negative virtues, lack of ethics, and broken dreams. I wish you not to sink.

Most of all, I wish you to be yourself.