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 Now Wikisource libraries house books, novels, essays, historical documents, poems, letters, speeches and other documents, so long as they can be made available under the CC-BY-SA open content license.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).
List of Wikisources
This is a list of Wikisource language subdomains. See Wikisource:Languages for a list of languages without their own subdomains; these are housed at the Multilingual Wikisource.
External Source, dynamically sortable to any criteria, self-updating every six hours by cronjob.
External Source, generated wikisyntax, which manually is being pasted in this page.
- These statistics are updated four times a day. See commons:Data:Wikipedia statistics/data.tab for the date/time of last update.
|Totals||Text units||All pages||Edits||Admins||Users||Active users||Files|
|All active Wikisources||5.649.438||18.784.246||61.471.137||324||4.696.637||2.308||108.061|
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.