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NewsBytes: Open Content Encyclopedia Makes First Steps Online

Mar 10, 2000, 16:09 (0 Talkback[s])
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"First there was open source software, and then there was an open, collaborative Web directory, and now an open content online encyclopedia has launched, taking peer-reviewed submissions from academics and experts and providing its content to anyone who wishes to use it."

"It's very much in its early stages, but Nupedia hopes it can use the Internet to tap the enormous global pool of human knowledge to create a comprehensive, searchable encyclopedia organized by topic and alphabetically."

"Nupedia is an "open" content project, created by San Diego-based Bomis Inc in a similar vein to open source software, such as the Linux operating system, and the dmoz.org Open Directory Project."

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