Imagine Encyclosphere
Universal Network of Encyclopedias

What is the Encyclosphere?

Imagine all the encyclopedias in the world, connected into one decentralized network, the way all the blogs are loosely connected. You've heard of the blogosphere; now, we’re building an encyclosphere.

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"No small group of elites deserves the power to declare what is known for all of us."

Dr. Larry Sanger

Co-Founder of Wikipedia & Founder/Chairman of the Knowledge Standards Foundation

What is the Knowledge Standards Foundation?

A global group of volunteers creating the standards and tools for the future encyclosphere. We’re making a network, not an app.

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How Can You Help?

We need developers, designers, writers, editors, thinkers, marketers, promoters and fundraisers—if you can imagine a role being useful to kick-starting a network, we need that. Join us by coding, blogging, and more.

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How to Get the KSF Off the Ground

In this post I’m going to share some organizational plans and solicit advice about them. We have two main tasks/goals in the next few weeks: (1) organize volunteers into active, more or less self-managing groups, (2) launch this blog, and (3) apply for 501(c)(3) status. That should be enough to get us started.

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What the Encyclosphere Is Not

Announcements of new Internet initiatives activate a whole set of concepts and their accompanying questions: What’s the team? Who are the investors? What’s the product called? How does the app work? What differentiates it from the competition? When does it launch? Few of these questions is appropriate to the Knowledge Standards Foundation or the Encyclosphere.… Continue reading What the Encyclosphere Is Not

The Encyclosphere: A Technical Proposal

In this post, I want to break down the basic technology of the Encyclosphere—but bear in mind this is more of a proposal for review than a finished concept. Bear also in mind that “Introducing the Encyclosphere” is a better source for general reflections about the Encyclosphere and how the Knowledge Standards Foundation will help… Continue reading The Encyclosphere: A Technical Proposal