The Spanish Fork was an event in 2002 when members of the Spanish Wikipedia community broke away from the broad Wikimedia/Wikipedia community to create the Enciclopedia Libre Universal, a fork of Wikipedia. The split was made in protest of evolving practices and policies in the Wikimedia world. Ultimately, many users returned to Spanish Wikipedia.
- Wikimania talk (2005): Ascander Suarez & Juan David Ruiz: The Spanish Fork of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales: Raising political dialogue to a higher level Wikimania05/Paper-AS1#The Spanish Fork of Wikipedia
- At least one candidate for the WMF Board of Trustees (User:Zuirdj in 2006) referred to the Spanish Fork as a significant event in their candidate statement: Wikimedia Foundation elections/Board elections/2006/Candidates/en#Zuirdj
- Complementary projects
- w:es:Wikipedia:Enciclopedia Libre
- w:en:Enciclopedia Libre Universal en Español on English Wikipedia
- Tkacz, Nathaniel (20 January 2011). "The Spanish Fork: Wikipedia's ad-fuelled mutiny". Wired UK.
- Covered in: Lih, Andrew (2009). The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia. London: Aurum. p. 9. ISBN 9781845134730. OCLC 280430641.
- Covered in Clay Shirky's Cognitive Surplus (2010), as described in HaeB's Signpost review: w:en:Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2010-09-06/Book_review
- Interview with author of Wired story: w:en:Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2010-11-29/Interview
- Interview with Edgar Enyedy, 2011: http://networkcultures.org/cpov/2011/01/15/spanish_fork/
- Email transcripts at w:es:Usuario:Edgar~eswiki