I’m posting here some links about a project by Larry Sanger, co-creator of Wikipedia, that may be of interest to some of you, and to XWiki as a community. You may have noticed it already, it could be possibly relevant for XWiki to reach out? It’s dubbed Encyclosphere:
- Blog by Larry Sanger introducing the Encyclosphere
- Idea for distributed encyclopeadia, possibly using Git over IPFS
- Knowledge Standards Foundation Twitter account
A quote from the blog post above:
We need to do for encyclopedias what blogging standards did for blogs: there needs to be an “Encyclosphere.” We should build a totally decentralized network, like the Blogosphere—or like email, IRC, blockchains, and the World Wide Web itself. The Encyclosphere would give everyone an equal voice in expressing knowledge (or claims to knowledge), and in rating those expressions of knowledge. There would be no single, central knowledge repository or authority.