The citizendium website introduction as of now says:

Citizendium (sit-ih-ZEN-dee-um), a “citizens’ compendium of everything,” will be an experimental new wiki project that combines public participation with gentle expert guidance. It will begin life as a “progressive fork” of Wikipedia.

Goto it from Smartmobs:

One of the two original creators of Wikipedia, Larry Sanger, who had left in anger over a dispute about the nature of the encyclopaedia, today announced that he will start his own project called Citizendium at the end of the month. [via we-make-money-not-art ]

The main site goes on to add this at the end:

To learn more, read an introductory essay, “Toward a New Compendium of Knowledge,” or see the FAQ below.While waiting for the wiki to be set up, what can the ordinary rank-and-file future authors or editors do? Three things: first, join the project forums or a project mailing list (the list called Citizendium-L at least); second, contribute your thoughts to the discussion; and, third, wait for the announcement that the wiki is ready to edit. Also, a donation at this crucial juncture would help get this venture off the ground.

I am personally hoping (if time is available) to keep track on the progress on how this project kicks off from a community angle. How to foster it, grow etc. The angle that its a fork from a ‘mega’ success project is something to keep in mind.


Published by: vinu

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