Greetings! You've reached the user page of Kat Walsh, otherwise known as "mindspillage". I am a copyright/technology attorney, a classical bassoonist and violist, free culture and free software advocate, and former chair of the Wikimedia Foundation. I know way too much about the minutia of the Creative Commons licenses. I live with my significant other somewhere a bit north of San Francisco.
Most of the stuff on this page has been here for about a decade and I'd probably put different things on it if I were starting over, but I've gotten kind of attached to my old userpage, so it stays.
I follow the one-revert rule as well as the policy trifecta (shown neatly in a little box to the side, as arranged by its originator, Seth Ilys). I'm a strong believer in the simplified ruleset as a guide to almost any sticky situation. And I'm a strong believer in consensus and the supremacy and necessity of good judgment, over all.
Kept in mind
"The cultivated person's first duty is to always be prepared to rewrite the encyclopedia." -- Umberto Eco (stolen blithely from User:Antandrus) "To enjoy freedom, [...] we have of course to control ourselves." -- Virginia Woolf "You're entitled to your own opinions. You're not entitled to your own facts." --Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(and please, feel free to suggest interesting philosophical musings to me on my talk page)
I recognize that this user page belongs to the Wikipedia project and not to me personally. As such, I recognize that I am expected to respectfully abide by community standards as to the presentation and content of this page, and that if I do not like these guidelines, I am welcome either to engage in reasonable discussion about it, to publish my material elsewhere, or to leave the project.
This page is not protected: you can edit it. Particularly if you want to fix typos and links, or if you feel inclined to exercise your mad layout skills, or maybe even give a testimonial. (Geogre asked for sonnets, which was a stroke of genius; alas, I am not so brazen as to steal the idea.) I don't own this page. (As it happens, there are pages elsewhere I do own, and I leave them dormant to work on Wikipedia instead.) I will exercise final judgment on which changes I keep, of course... Random acts of poetry encouraged!