WikiMedia Holding

By Ismael Peña-López
ICTlogy (ISSN 1886-5208). Issue #18, March 2005


What I’m writing about can be found at the WikiMedia list of Projects page, but I feel like paying it a tribute here, as it is becoming the greatest repository of content on the Internet.

Projects actually held by the Wikimedia Foundation:

Wikipedia, the free-content encyclopedia.

Wiktionary, the multilingual dictionary in every language

Wikiquote, the compendium of quotations.

Wikibooks, a collection of open-content textbooks.
It includes the Wikiversity, the learning community with online courses.

Wikisource, the repository of source texts in any language which are either in the public domain, or are released under the GNU Free Documentation License.

Wikinews, the free-content news source

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons, the central repository for free images, music, sound & video clips and, possibly, texts and spoken texts, used in pages of any Wikimedia project

Wikimedia Commons
Wikispecies, the open, free directory of species

Pretty bunch of content, isn’t it?
It might seem absurd to copy and paste this information here, but I guess some of us did not know about all the projects the WikiMedia Foundation is running untill we bumped into someone posting about them ;)

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2005) “WikiMedia Holding” In ICTlogy, #18, March 2005. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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