Wikisource is a Wikimedia project to build a library of free texts. Initially called "Project Sourceberg" when it began in 2003 (a play on the already existing non-Wikimedia project with similar goals, Project Gutenberg), it branched into subdivisions for individual languages by 2005. Now Wikisource libraries house books, novels, essays, historical documents, poems, letters, speeches and other documents, so long as they can be made available under the CC-BY-SA open content license.
Name, Slogan, Logo
- See the multilingual chart "Wikisource – The Free Library", for the name of the project and its slogan in many dozens of languages.
- The Wikisource Logo changed during the history of the project. It was originally a .jpg image (as seen above), but is now an .svg image of the iceberg (as seen at top of this page).
External Source, dynamically sortable to any criteria, self-updating every six hours by cronjob.
Alemannic, North Frisian, Bavarian and Rhine Franconian Wikisources
An Alemannic Wikisource has been created as separate namespace within Alemannic Wikipedia: Alemannischi Textsammlig (Wikisource) and similarly, the North Frisian Wikipedia, the Bavarian Wikipedia and the Rhine Franconian Wikipedia have also adopted Wikisource projects in the
Text namespace: Nordfriisk Bibleteek, Boarische Text, Rheifränggische Tegschdsommlung.
Please see the talk page.