Wikispecies

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Wikispecies –
free species directory

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Founded by: Wikimedia Board
Status: Vibrant
Language: Multilingual
Edit mode: OpenEdit
Wiki engine: MediaWiki
Wiki license: Multi-license
Main topic: Life science
Backups: unknown or dynamic date

Wikispecies – free species directory – is an open, free directory of species. The goal of the wiki site is to become an extensive database for taxonomy as a tool for biologists. It covers Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Bacteria, Archaea, Protista, and all other forms of life.

Founded in September 2004, by March 2006, Wikispecies had versions in thirty-two (32) different languages, and by October 2012, that had increased to sixty-seven (67) languages. However, unlike the multilingual conventions of other Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects, all Wikispecies language versions are sub-pages of the primary 'Species.Wikimedia.org' domain, in a similar method as the Wikimedia Commons.

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Wiki size: 841,211 article pages see stats

(As of: 2023-06-11)

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Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (WMF), founded 20 June 2003, is the wiki company and non-profit charitable organization[1] responsible for a very large number (over 900 in total) of very active collaborative user-generated wiki sites, which are grouped together by primary subject and known as a 'project'; as well as the wiki engine software initially developed by themselves, known as MediaWiki. The Wikimedia Foundations' major wiki projects started with Wikipedia (encyclopedia), and subsequently expanded to include Wiktionary (dictionary and thesaurus), Wikiquote (quotations), Wikibooks (open content textbooks), Wikisource (free content primary-source and secondary-source texts), Wikinews (news source), Wikiversity (open learning community), Wikispecies (free species directory), and many others as listed below. Most of these 'projects' have separate wiki site versions written in many different languages. There is also the Wikimedia Commons (shared repository for documents, images, videos, and other media and text files), Wikidata (central space knowledge base for data used on all WMF projects), and the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki (coordination of issues common to all Wikimedia projects). The Wikimedia Foundations' global reach is nurtured in its Incubator, where all new language versions for all projects are initiated and developed before being launched as a new separate wiki site. The Foundations' most recent major project, Wikivoyage (a 'travelpedia'), was inducted to WMF in late 2012.

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Furthermore, the Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, granted April 2005, and headquartered at 1 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco County, State of California 94104, United States of America.[2]

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