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I want the wiki to remain open for all couchsurfers to edit.

I'm happy to help with little things, but I would be even happier if there was more transparency in the organisation and if volunteer contributions would be accepted with more open arms than what is the case currently.

This person refuses to be verified in any way.

Don't expect substantial contributions until the whole wiki is under a proper licence, like this:

Multi-licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License versions 1.0 and 2.0
I agree to multi-license my text contributions, unless otherwise stated, under the GFDL and the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license version 1.0 and version 2.0. Please be aware that other contributors might not do the same, so if you want to use my contributions under the Creative Commons terms, please check the CC dual-license and Multi-licensing guides at Wikipedia.
Guaka playing guitar at an IndusTree concert a long time ago, probably not playing I'd Like a Shower

Guaka is Guaka, from October 2006 till February 2007 he was the Tech Team Coordinator of CouchSurfing. He stopped volunteering for CouchSurfing when chumminess appeared to be much more important than intelligence. See opencouchsurfing.org for more information.

He's also been the CouchSurfing Wiki Slave since he started the CouchSurfing Wiki on the 11th of August 2006. Together with Joe Edelman he is a key member of Joe and Guaka Consulting.

He's a Wikimaniac and administrator of many other wikis (such as the Hitchwiki and the Bambara Wikipedia). He has been in Europe, Mali, India, South America, North America and will be in New Zealand as of the 27th of October.


Music you think I should listen to

  • Fat Freddys Drop - best experienced live.
  • Trinity Roots - TOO LATE to experience them live so..."Home, Land and Sea" & "True" albums will have to do.
  • Little Bushman
  • Elve "Infinite Garden"
  • The Klaxons
  • Crystal Castles
  • Simian Mobile Disco
  • Anouar Brahem - "Astrakan Cafe", "Barzakh", "Thimar", "Madar" albums
  • In Yonder Garden - "In Yonder Garden"
  • The Congos - "Heart of the Congos" - Lee Perry's best work and the best reggae album ever!
  • Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns - all albums
  • In Gowan Ring "Glint of the Spade"
  • Cheb i Sabbah "As Far As" & "La Kahena" albums
  • "Ten Guitars" (song) NZ versions by Bamboo, Prince Tui Teka, John Rowles, Ardijah, Brother Love, John Hore/Howard Morrison - Classic Kiwiana/Maoriana sung at every joyous gathering of Maori I've ever been to.
  • The True Dissolve by CausaliDox, cuz it is fun to lose yourself in 46 minutes of noise... :)
  • 5nizza
  • Anything by Jessica Baillif, met her once after a concert, talked for hours, smart, beautiful ánd she makes great music! :)
  • So this is goodbye - Junior Boys (new album, melancholic laidback electro with an arctic feel to it)
  • please extend
  • Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
  • Explosions In The Sky, e.g.: [1][2][3][4][5]
  • 13 & God These guys are bad ass. American/German Hip Hop, et. al...it's hard to explain.

Really interesting movies, music and lotza other stuff you might find interesting here:

Movies you think I should see

Books you think I should read

Some personal but public notes

Some things to think about

  • CS User Name: Guaka
  • Current Collective: New Zealand
  • Arriving: Nov. 6, 2006
  • Leaving: March 2007
  • Blog:
  • What happens to the information, of the wiki, contact information, when there is a problem bigger than the CS 2.0 Phoenix crash?
I think that some information should be released under a free license, such as the software of the site and the texts that have been written on the wiki. It should be possible for people to get own back-up of information (such as email, address) from the contacts that trust them (could be implied by a level of friendship, vouching, ...).

Different networks

Networks for hitchhiking, goods exchange, ...

hitch:User:Guaka wikipedia:User:Guaka

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