Nupedia is an open source encyclopedia
May 16, 2000 1:36 PM   Subscribe

Nupedia is an open source encyclopedia that anyone can contribute to, much in the spirit of DMOZ, the open directory project. It's an attempt to combine the world's experts into one knowledge resource. I guess the question is now...can it work?
posted by mathowie (3 comments total)
Interesting approval process. It looks very complex. It seems they have things well thought out, but I'm wondering if they're not going to be completely overwhelmed by the volume of submissions?
posted by mrmorgan at 1:47 PM on May 16, 2000

Well, as with almost everything else, the value of a traditional encyclopedia is mostly in the editing -- and the reputations of the editors,

(Ok, this isn't *strictly* true; encyclopediae trot on the writers' reps a bit more than most things, but...)
posted by baylink at 2:08 PM on May 16, 2000

Hartung, Dan. Early 21st Century figure responsible for world peace, ending hunger, and curing disease. Received Congressional Medal of Honor, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (twice), Nobel Peace Prize, and Evanston Chamber of Commerce Booster of the Year Award. m. Ryan, Meg. Three children. Great party personality.

Think it'll work?
posted by dhartung at 3:21 PM on May 17, 2000

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