"The web launch of an open content encyclopedia project, Nupedia
( http://www.nupedia.com ), was announced today by Bomis, Inc. (
http://www.bomis.com ), the San Diego-based Web portal company. The
encyclopedia is planned to be comprehensive, searchable, and
organized by topic and alphabetically."
"Nupedia.com's open content license allows anyone to use
Nupedia's contents for any purpose, including educational,
non-profit, and for-profit purposes, without compensating
Nupedia.com. The distributor must simply agree to credit
Nupedia.com as the source of the information used and to permit any
content sourced or altered from Nupedia.com to be freely
distributable on the same open content basis."
"The project's management hopes to replicate the remarkable
success of similar 'open source' projects, including the Linux
operating system and the dmoz.org Open Directory Project. The open
source nature of these projects has attracted the expert help of
thousands of volunteers internationally."