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Wikibooks

free resource library of books hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation and edited by volunteers

Wikibooks (previously called Wikimedia Free Textbook Project and Wikimedia-Textbooks) is a collection of free books. It is one of many projects that are run by the Wikimedia Foundation. It is a wiki, which makes it possible for anyone to edit.

Wikibooks
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Type of site
Textbooks wiki
Available inmultilingual
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
Created byUser Karl Wick and the Wikimedia Community
Websitewww.wikibooks.org
Alexa rankPositive decrease 1,937 (February 2019)[1]
CommercialNo
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedJuly 10, 2003; 16 years ago (2003-07-10)
Current statusActive

Some books are original, but others have started as text copied from other sources of free-content textbooks found on the Internet.

The CC-BY-SA license covers all the content that is in Wikibooks.

In February 2010, the Simple English Wikibooks was closed and locked due to anti-Simple-English users on Meta-Wiki misleading the Wikimedia Language Committee

WikijuniorEdit

Wikijunior is a subproject of Wikibooks that has books for children. The project consists of both a magazine and a website, and is currently being developed in English, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. It is funded by a grant from the Beck Foundation.

Pages in Wikijunior will have the Wikijunior: prefix in front of the page's name.

SourcesEdit

  1. "Wikibooks.org Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". www.alexa.com. Retrieved 4 February 2019.

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