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Wikimedia-projekter har visse "grundprincipper" til fælles. Disse principper kan udvikle sig eller blive omdefineret med tiden, men de betragtes som idealer, der er essentielle for grundlæggelsen af Wikimedia projekterne – disse skal ikke forveksles med Wikimedia-stiftelsen (engelsk Wikimedia Foundation) (som også opstod af Wikimedia-projekterne). Folk, som er stærkt uenige i disse principper, forventes ikke desto mindre, at enten respektere dem, mens de kollaborerer på hjemmesiden eller bruge en anden hjemmeside. Dem som ikke kan eller vil, ender sommetider med at forlade projektet.

These principles include:

  1. Neutral point of view (NPOV) as a guiding editorial principle.
  2. The ability of almost anyone to edit (most) articles without registration.
  3. The "wiki process" as the final decision-making mechanism for all content.
  4. The creation of a welcoming and collegial editorial environment.
  5. Free licensing of content; in practice defined by each project as public domain, GFDL, CC BY-SA or CC BY.
  6. Maintaining room for fiat to help resolve particularly difficult problems. On a dozen projects, an Arbitration Committee has the authority to make certain binding, final decisions such as banning an editor.


Not all projects follow these principles in the same way.

  • Some apply neutrality by allowing a plurality of items that are individually not neutral (Commons, which says "Commons is not Wikipedia, and files uploaded here do not necessarily need to comply with the Neutral point of view"), or have a simpler principle of 'being fair' (Wikivoyage, which says "Travel guides should not be written from a neutral point of view").
  • Some allow non-wiki modes of collaboration and decision-making in some parts of their process (MediaWiki).
  • Some allow limited use of fair-use media or other media that are not freely licensed.

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