It has been one year since the launch of the Citizendium (http://www.citizendium.org/), a wiki or online reference source that aims to create “the world’s most trusted knowledge base.” The innovative non-profit project combines free-wheeling, open wiki collaboration with real names and guidance by expert editors.
Since October 2006, more than 2,100 people have joined as authors and editors and 3,300 articles are under development. The project has tripled its article count since its public launch last March. Also, the rate at which it creates new articles has tripled in the last ten months and doubled in the last one hundred days.
“We’ve grown nicely, and are now clearly accelerating,” said the project’s founder and Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Larry Sanger, who is also co-founder of Wikipedia. In a progress report (http://www.citizendium.org/oneyearandthriving.html), Sanger used the occasion to “debunk myths” about the project, discuss significant progress and announce several new initiatives for the expert-guided online project.
He also makes some bold predictions. Read the press release here: