Well, these are old news, so you must probably read this in other site, or even you saw it on TV, as it was featured on the news, but I think is quite interesting, and no one mentioned it so...
I'm talking about the Encyclopedia of Life
, a quite ambitious project to encompass all the knowledge about know living species in a single page, much more like Wikipedia, but unlike this one, the Encyclopedia of Life is peer reviewed by real experts and funded by powerful institutions, not with donations. For now, you can only view a few examples of pages, and search around its FAQ and partners page, to find out more on the project's future. You can also register yourself for future involvements. Ars Technica wrote an article
on the subject discussing the possible threats to the future of this wonderful project.
Encyclopedia of Life
Talking about peer reviewed sites, Citizendium
is now truly open (yes, finally), unlike the last time I posted about it. There are 19 (yeah, count them!) approved articles, and 1815 more are in the reviewing process. A quick review is showing that the quality is above that of Wikipedia, which is quite logical. Some of the articles include a lenghty one on Life (no, not the retired magazine, life itself), literature, dogs and Linux's mascot, Tux. I'm hoping this starts to gain momentum, to displace the failing Wikipedia, which, as everything that goes mainstream, is slowly transforming into a f****** mess, as anyone who ever contributed to it must know.
via TVE (Spanish public television)