Wed Apr 18 14:20:01 UTC 2007
6. What about Wikipedia?
Wikipedia inspired us. Wikipedia accumulated about 1.5 million entries
in English in its first four years. That gave us confidence that our
tasks are manageable with current technology and social behaviour,
although the expert community in a lot of the subjects for pages in
Encyclopedia of Life may be only a handful of people. Wikipedia has
also created some species pages, as have other groups. Encyclopedia of
Life will, we hope, unite all such efforts and increase their value.
The Wikimedia Foundation is a member of the Encyclopedia's
I'm not sure what an 'Institutional Council' does.
(BTW didn't we used to own http://www.wikispecies.org/ ? It seems to
have lapsed, if so.)
So... hm, what will success for Wikispecies look like?
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