[Wikipedia-l] Developers needed!

Tomasz Wegrzanowski taw at users.sf.net
Wed Aug 25 20:34:30 UTC 2004

On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 10:22:25PM +0200, Lars Aronsson wrote:
> Daniel Mayer wrote:
> > That is a total strawman Lars - I expect better from you. 
> > First, IMDb is NOT a Wikimedia project. 
> I'm sorry.  When I said Wikispecies should probably best develop
> separately from Wikipedia (but with a compatible license), I assumed
> it would not be a Wikimedia project.  I didn't spell this out, and
> neither did you spell out your contrary assumption.  Or at least I
> didn't understand so.
> Still, if I started a semiconductor wiki, where I tried to document
> every transistor since the [[AF107]] (Germanium, PNP, high frequency,
> circa 1961), I think my articles would be thrown out of the main
> Wikipedia pretty soon, and I should develop this idea in my own,
> separate project.  The depth of such a project is too specialized to
> fit within a general encyclopedia and I suspect that the same would go
> for Wikispecies, if it is successful.

To use a more concrete example, see http://senseis.xmp.net/
This is valid encyclopedic knowledge, but it's very specialized
and needs many features not provided by Wikipedia.
Some of its content will probably end on Wikipedia, but
there's a good reason why it's developed separately.

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