Projects


EncycloReader is a web application designed for reading multiple online encyclopedias using a common presentation standard. EncycloReader search uses external encyclopedias to access the most recent content, and to ensure a sufficient decentralization and unbiased representation of search results. The EncycloReader uses an adaptive   mechanism for article searches: The more searches are performed, the more precise and quicker answer one should get.  Searches are performed by accessing search metadata of online encyclopedias directly, or by using cached data created by the readers.


EncycloSearch is an open-source encyclopedia search engine. It searches over a dozen encyclopedias at once. To find what you’re looking for faster, you can exclude encyclopedias that aren’t relevant. EncycloSearch doesn’t collect or store any of your data—not even your IP address. Searches are ad-free and anonymous.


FactSeek is a web application designed to search multiple online encyclopedias at once. Unlike general web web search engines that deal with very diverse web resources, FactSeek is focused on encyclopedic content. Search results of FactSeek are not distorted by advertisements and various search-engine optimization (SEO) methods to attract visitors.


You should own and control all your social media data, and all of your lists of people who follow you, and whom you follow. There are plenty of alternatives to Facebook and Twitter, but what we need is a way to make all the various social media networks interoperable, with user-owners at the center. For that, we need a way to make all the social media networks “speak the same language.” We propose that RSS is that language, or a part of the solution anyway. So we have created a plugin for WordPress that converts a regular old blog into a social media-style feed. Version 2 will make it possible for these “miniblogs” to talk to each other and will set the stage for tying together all the social media networks into a single mega-network that you can never be shut out of.


Decentralizers.org is focused on the technology of decentralization. That includes decentralized social media, video, encyclopedia, and other content, as well as hosting and even money. This is not, however, first and foremost a crypto forum. It is about “decentralization” in a much broader and older sense, the sense in which the Internet as a whole is decentralized. To join, simply make an account and then make a post. Your first post will be moderated. After that, assuming the post passes muster, you will be able to post without moderation.


ZWIMaker extension exports MediaWiki articles to the ZWI file format used by the Encyclosphere project of the Knowledge Standards Foundation (KSF). It allows downloading ZWI files with MediawWiki articles, as well as it can be used for automatic submissions of such files to the Encyclosphere network.

ZWIEditor is a simple program for editing ZWI files.

Encyclocrawler is a program that crawls encyclopedias, generating a database of ZWI files. It’s written in Java, and uses Crawler4j to crawl websites.

Encyclotorrent is a work-in-progress Java API and client for the Encyclosphere. The client allows you to run an aggregator, a server that hosts a database of ZWI files, manipulate databases of ZWI files, download ZWI files from the Encyclosphere using BitTorrent, upload ZWI files to the Encyclosphere or to individual aggregators, and sync a local database of ZWI files with an aggregator’s database.