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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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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Guest post: Initial thoughts on process, requirements, and architecture

Overview: I suggest we start with Mediawiki as a base to avoid reimplementing the wheel, that our major change is to add federation and some thoughts on major styles for doing that, a couple initial thoughts on how the “ratings” / editorial system might work, and then a miscellaneous grab bag of some other thoughts… Continue reading Guest post: Initial thoughts on process, requirements, and architecture

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Introductions

From Patrick Durusau— Quick post to say hello! Most relevant background, standards editing ISO 26300 OpenDocument Format (ODF TC at OASIS, https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office), ISO 13250-5 Topic Maps – Reference Model, OASIS Technical Advisory Board (TAB, review of work products). Topic maps enable the collocation of information about a subject, a collocation that is discoverable by distinct… Continue reading Introductions

Let’s have your feedback on this here site

Folks, please give us general feedback to this site. A lot will be fixed and there are many issues already being tracked, but more general reflections on this site, that aren’t (necessarily, just) “issues” would be most welcome. Thanks in advance! Of course, if you do have bugs/fix requests to report, won’t you please submit… Continue reading Let’s have your feedback on this here site