[Foundation-l] the Foundation

phoebe ayers phoebe.wiki at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 18:39:32 UTC 2010

Hi Tyler!

The history of wikis is pretty well documented here:

And the history of Wikipedia and how it came to be is analyzed in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Wikipedia, and also at length
in the book "The Wikipedia Revolution", by Andrew Lih.

If you're curious about the Wikimedia Foundation, which this is the
mailing list for, it's described briefly in the book "How Wikipedia
Works": http://howwikipediaworks.com/ch17.html


On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:01 PM, Tyler <programmer651 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Is Jimmy Wales on this list? Jimmy, what inspired you to do a WIKI pedia? Were you inspired by the earlier wiki encyclopedia known as WikiWikiWeb (c2.com)? Were there any other wikis before you besides that c2 wiki?
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