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    Nupedia was an English-language online encyclopedia whose articles were written by volunteer contributors with relevant subject matter expertise, reviewed by expert editors before publication, and licensed as free content. It was founded by Jimmy Wales and underwritten by Bomis, with Larry Sanger as editor-in-chief.

  2. Nov 9, 2015 · Initial reaction was lukewarm, the Nupedia faithful felt it was a bit too informal and unstructured, but nonetheless Wikipedia.com (the .org came later) was launched on January 15; within a day the first article, on the letter U, was up; within 2 weeks there were 600 articles, then more than 1,000 by mid-February, and more than 20,000 within ...

  3. Apr 18, 2005 · On January 15, 2001, they launched a Wiki-fied version and within a month, they had 200 articles. In a year, they had 18,000. ... Sanger left the project in 2002. "In the Nupedia mode, there was room for an editor in chief," Wales says. "The Wiki model is too distributed for that."

  4. Nupedia sought to ensure the highest quality by subjecting articles to a rigorous review process, while Wikipedia relied on the collective wisdom of its users. This shift from a controlled content model to a collaborative one proved to be a game-changer in the world of online encyclopedias.

  5. Apr 19, 2005 · Today, read the continuation of Larry Sanger's account of the early history of Nupedia and Wikipedia (below), in which Sanger talks about the difficulties of governance in a large, free-wheeling project, some final attempts to save Nupedia, and how he came to resign from the organization.

  6. Chapter 20. The Early History of Nupedia and Wikipedia: A Memoir. Larry Sanger. An impassioned debate has been raging, particularly since about the summer of 2004, concerning the merits of Wikipedia and the future of free online encyclopedias. This discussion has not benefited by much detailed, accurate consideration of the origins of ...

  7. Aug 26, 2020 · Sanger and Wales adapted this analysis to developing an on-line encyclopedia. However, despite a number of initial problems in how the Wikipedia community should be managed, Wales' Wikipedia Bazaar model far out-stripped Sander's Nupedia Cathedral model.

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