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.

To install some fun bookmarklets to use when visiting Wikipedia, drag these to your bookmark bar:

From Wikipedia page, go to the corresponding EncycloReader page: Redirect

From Wikipedia page, change all its links to EncycloReader links: Transform

…then (a) go to Wikipedia, (b) click the bookmarklet, and finally (c) click on any link on the page! (Browser plugin coming.)


EncycloSearch is an open-source encyclopedia search engine and reader, that searches over a dozen encyclopedias at once. To find what you’re looking for faster, exclude irrelevant encyclopedias from the search. EncycloSearch doesn’t collect or store any of your data. Searches are ad-free and anonymous.

The purpose of the Old Encyclopedia Digitization Project (OEDP) is to move articles buried in hard-to-get-at PDF of public domain encyclopedias to free web pages. We begin with locating high-quality scans of such encyclopedias, use OCR software and hand-written Ruby scripts to turn them into collections of ZWI files, now starting to be hosted on (and widely distributed from) our oldpedia.org website.

Encyclone is a decentralized encyclopedia search engine based on the open source search index software YaCy.


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.


FactSeek is a web application designed to search multiple online encyclopedias at once. Unlike general 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.