Remember Encyclopedia of Life? They've just gone partially, er, live:
25 reviewed "example" pages showing the level they intend to reach for
every species; about 10,000 partial pages, and a million or so
"minimal species pages" (basically a substub placeholder). They have
funding and backing - it seems pretty likely they'll succeed.
Licensing is a bit of a mismash - some CC-BY, some NC, etc. All
labelled, at a quick glance.
- BBC News story.
- Andrew Gray