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PRNewswire: Open Content Encyclopedia, Nupedia.com, Launched Online

Mar 10, 2000, 00:18 (1 Talkback[s])

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"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."

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