Wikipedia:Nupedia and Wikipedia

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Nupedia was a low activity open content, international, peer reviewed online encyclopedia project formerly run by Larry Sanger. Sanger also started Wikipedia alongside Jimmy Wales when he got the idea of supplementing Nupedia with a less formal "wiki" online encyclopedia project. So there's a historical connection between the projects. Both Nupedia and Wikipedia are originated by Bomis, a web portal company, so a wider management connection exists.

There's no editorial connection between the projects, however. The participants in Nupedia don't necessarily condone the contents or methods of Wikipedia - and vice-versa.

Note that Nupedia has been offline since 2003. There're no plans to resurrect it.

Adding Nupedia articles to Wikipedia[edit]

To add a Nupedia article to Wikipedia, all you have to do is find the article, copy the contents, and paste it into the appropriate location (whatever you think is appropriate). Nupedia content is released under the GNU Free Documentation Licence (GFDL). You should note that Nupedia is the source of the article and provide a link to the original. For example:

An [ earlier version] of the above article was posted on [[8 August]] [[2000]] on [[Nupedia]]; reviewed and approved by the Classics group; editor, Robert Dyer ; lead reviewer, James Allan Evans ; lead copyeditors, Charles Peyser and Jeri Bates.

You may not add articles from the Nupedia chalkboard to Wikipedia, unless you have permission from the original author. Content on the Nupedia chalkboard is not covered by the GFDL.

However, content in the Nupedia articles-in-progress (see ) do appear to qualify under the GFDL (see talk and [1]) so they can be ported to Wikipedia. An example citation might be:

An [ earlier version] of the above article was in review as of [[6 June]] [[2001]] on [[Nupedia]]. It was written by Claus Wilke. It was not officially approved in Nupedia, but was at the "open review" step by the Biology group: lead reviewer, Gaytha Langlois ; with the assistance of other area(s): Computers.

Articles copied to Wikipedia[edit]

Bacterium -- BASIC programming language -- Case-based reasoning -- Charles S. Peirce -- Computation -- Donegal fiddle tradition -- Foot-and-mouth disease -- Functional programming (needs merging) -- Genotype and phenotype -- Herodotus of Halicarnassus -- Hydatius -- Imperative programming -- Irish traditional music -- Karl Raimund Popper (needs merging) -- Plasmid -- Polymerase chain reaction -- Procopius of Caesarea -- Pylos -- Quasispecies model -- SNOBOL4 -- Virgil

Articles copied but effectively completely rewritten[edit]


Articles not (yet) copied to Wikipedia[edit]

Classical Era (Music) -- Source code

Articles that Wikipedia did not copy[edit]

  • New Zealand - The CIA World Factbook provided a better base for improvement

Articles from articles in progress copied to Wikipedia[edit]

Fitness landscape

Articles from articles in progress not (yet) copied to Wikipedia[edit]

See: Web Archive version 2003-08-10