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nl Deze gebruiker heeft Nederlands als moedertaal.
en-4 This user is able to contribute with a near-native level of English.
de-3 Dieser Benutzer hat sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse.
fr-3 Cette personne peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.
es-2 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
it-2 Questo utente può contribuire con un italiano di livello intermedio.
pt-1 Este usuário pode contribuir com um nível básico de Português.
sv-1 Denna användare har baskunskaper i svenska.
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ru-1 Этот участник может вносить вклад в данный проект на русском языке начального уровня.

Guaka is Kasper Souren, born in the Netherlands, as July 2007 living in Trento, Italy. hitchhiking and surfing couches in Europe, South and North America, Oceania and Asia. Besides this, Guaka is Wikimaniac and likes learning languages. While in Mali he founded and funded the Bambara Wikipedia, and is administrator of some other wikis based on MediaWiki, the Hitchwiki being the most notable to mention here

He believes in the principles of free software and copyleft, though he won't install Debian GNU/Linux on every computer he touches. Oh, and beware, he believes that rulers, hierarchical organization, and systems of coercion are unnecessary and should be abolished.

guaka.org, Guaka's blog.

Formerly he was blogging at industree.org/guaka/blog

Stance on Wikitravel

Kasper has requested database dumps a long long time ago. So he was happy to find out about Wikivoyage, that does offer database dumps for download. Wikivoyage has successfully forked the German Wikitravel, and it is in the hands of a non-profit organization (unlike Wikitravel, which is owned by Internet Brands, a for-profit company).

Hospitality exchange

He founded the CouchSurfing wiki in August 2006. He became very involved in CouchSurfing, was tech team coordinator for a while, was trying to move towards an open source codebase. In May 2007, when things didn't seem to work out anymore he was the co-founder of OpenCouchSurfing.
In August 2007 he was blocked from the wiki he founded a year earlier. So if you're a CouchSurfer, think twice before you get verified (which is merely a form of donation).

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