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 , that expanding partnerships and diversity requires greater flexibility with the starting of new "spore" mini-projects to support new directions for the movement.
|This page is a proposal for a new Wikimedia Foundation Sister Project.|
|What is the proposed name for the project?||Wikispore|
|Proposed project tagline||Free wiki germination|
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||wikispore.org|
|Proposed logo for the project||
Interim logo, design can be modified or put in WMF colors
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!|
These seem like the sort of projects which Wikispore could support:
- Wikibase instances
- Wikidata Lexeme project
- many other instances in the Wikidata network
- existing complementary projects
- new proposed projects
- Additional discussion at the talkpage