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Wikispore is a proposal for a new project to develop test wikis to fill out the rest of the reference shelf with new genres of free knowledge. It would differ from Wikimedia Incubator in that it would support experimentation and diversification in new formats, as well as new languages. It is expected to function similarly to the Community Wishlist Survey in that 10 test wikis would be selected each year for interim development, and, after a maturation phase, perhaps one or two a year might "graduate" to full sister project.

The idea was inspired by a recurring theme that came up at the New York City Wiknic / Strategy Salon Wiknic logo notext.svg, that expanding partnerships and diversity requires greater flexibility with the starting of new "spore" mini-projects to support new directions for the movement.

Proposal box[edit]

This page is a proposal for a new Wikimedia Foundation Sister Project.
Status Under discussion
What is the proposed name for the project? Wikispore
Proposed project tagline Free wiki germination
Project description
What is the project purpose? What will be its scope? How would it benefit to be part of Wikimedia?
A well-tended wiki farm for the exploration of new genres of free knowledge
How many wikis?
Will there be many language versions or just on one multilingual wiki?
Series of multlingual wikis
How many languages?
Is the project going to be in one language or in many?
Proposed project website address
Proposed logo for the project Noun spore 153131.svg

Interim logo, design can be modified or put in WMF colors

Technical requirements
If the project requires any new features that the MediaWiki software currently doesn't have, please describe in detail. Are additional MediaWiki extensions needed for the project?
To be determined
Development wiki Not yet!
Interested participants #Discussion

Related projects/proposals[edit]

These seem like the sort of projects which Wikispore could support:


Additional discussion at the talkpage
  1. Support Support as initial proposer.--Pharos (talk) 19:22, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
  2. Strongest possible Support Support! –SJ talk  08:51, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
  3. Support Support, both hands! -Geraki TL 13:03, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
  4. Support Support, VIGNERON * discut. 13:18, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
  5. Support Support Tgr (talk) 14:35, 18 August 2019 (UTC)