Larry Sanger announces Wikipedia fork
Friday, September 15, 2006
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announced , a fork of the , at the conference in Berlin today.
Sanger was employed by Jimmy Wales to work on and later Wikipedia from 2000-2002. He currently works on the initiative with entrepreneur and astrophysicist , but does not anticipate Citizendium being part of Digital Universe.
Citizendium will be free content, licensed under theas Wikipedia is, but with a different editorial structure.
Brad Patrick, General Counsel and interim Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, said "A great strength of the free culture movement is in the freedom to experiment. It is good to see Mr Sanger continuing to push forward with freely licensed content in his new project."
Many static mirror sites exist of the English Wikipedia. The only fork that is actively edited is, run by Fred Bauder, an administrator and arbitrator on the English Wikipedia.
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