Enciclopedia Libre Universal en Espaà± ol is a Spanish language wiki encyclopedia , released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0 . It uses the MediaWiki software. It began as a fork of the Spanish Wikipedia .

History

The Enciclopedia Libre was founded by contributors to the Spanish-language Wikipedia which decided to start an independent project. Led by Edgar Enyedy, they left Wikipedia on February 26, 2002, and created the new website, provided by the University of Seville for free, with the freely licensed articles of the Spanish-language Wikipedia. [2]

The reasons for the split are explained on Free encyclopedia. [3] Key issues included concerning the censorship and the possibility of advertising on Wikipedia. [4] From the interview with Edgar Enyedy, [5] the main reasons for splitting at that time were:

  • Perceived expectation that Wikipedia would soon start hosting advertisements. [5]
  • Non-English Wikipedias were running older, less featured versions of MediaWiki . When national groups offered help in software development and maintenance, access to the servers was denied.
  • The downloadable database of Wikipedia content was highly outdated.
  • Was Wikipedia hosted on a .com Rather than a .org domain.

Post-split history

In 2011, Engedy said that the sole reason for the failure of Enciclopedia Libre Universal en Español as a long term project was because it was not intended to last. Of them, but it was worth the cost. ” [6]

In 2011, Enyedy said “Nowadays, the romantic point of view is that EL survived and is still going strong.” [6] He argued that while the viewpoint is positive, it is not factual. [6]

Statistics

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While Enciclopedia Libre, the Spanish Wikipedia has been published in the Spanish Wikipedia. As of January 2015, the Spanish Wikipedia hosts approximately twenty-three times as many articles as Enciclopedia Libre.

Historical article counts. The Spanish Wikipedia is shown in red; Enciclopedia Libre is blue.
Dated Approximate number of entries in Free Enciclopedia Approximate number of entries in the Spanish Wikipedia
11 March 2002 3,036 1,300
2 April 2002 5,972 1,300
1 May 2002 7,540 1,400
27 May 2002 7,837 1,500
13 June 2002 8,125 1,500
13 July 2002 8,519
4 August 2002 8,658 1,500
31 August 2002 8,996 1,500
3 October 2002 9.362 1,600
26 October 2002 10.258 1,900
17 June 2003 14,250 3,700
8 July 2003 14.428
2 August 2003 14.662 4,600
6 September 2003 15,116 5,900
2 November 2003 15.572 8,900
6 December 2003 16.039 11,000
20 March 2004 19.688 19,000
6 November 2004 25.038 33.573
25 September 2005 28.709 66.984
27 February 2006 30.455 97.568
9 April 2006 30.776 108.012
3 July 2006 31.980 130.939
1 October 2006 33.367 157.061
3 January 2007 34.342 186.022
1 April 2007 34.551 218.690
1 July 2007 35.703 248.775
2 October 2007 36.860 283.630
1 January 2008 38.012 315.611
2 April 2008 39.478 348.217
4 July 2008 40.424 376.664
3 October 2008 41.096 403.280
1 January 2009 41.852 430.159
1 April 2009 42.366 458.301
1 July 2009 42.533 488.905
1 October 2009 43.035 516.333
1 January 2010 44.156 546.487
1 April 2010 44.592 581.486
1 July 2010 45.170 615.232
1 October 2010 45.947 653.596
1 January 2011 46.374 692.451
2 April 2011 46.775 745.694
3 July 2011 47,150 785.900
2 October 2011 47.315 832.243
1 January 2012 47.638 856.400
2 April 2012 47.797 880.230
2 July 2012 47.937 900.861
2 October 2012 48.082 924.293
1 January 2013 48.050 945.476
2 April 2013 48.238 981.012
1 July 2013 48.116 1026688
1 October 2013 48.890 1048876
1 January 2014 48.953 1068019
1 April 2014 48.971 1091704
3 July 2014 49.026 1110208
10 October 2014 49.053 1130161
1 January 2015 49.055 1147397
2 April 2015 49.321 1168559
10 December 2016 49.923 1302340
Today statistics statistics
Dated Approximate number of entries in Free Enciclopedia Approximate number of entries in Spanish Wikipedia

See also

  • Susning.nu (Swedish)
  • Hudong (Chinese)
  • Baidu Baike (Chinese)
  • List of online encyclopedias

References

  1. Jump up^ “Lista de usuarios activos” . Enciclopedia Libre Universal in Español . Retrieved 2015-08-24 .
  2. Jump up^ Tkacz , Nathaniel (20 January 2011). “The Spanish Fork: Wikipedia’s ad-fuelled mutiny” . Wired UK .
  3. Jump up^ Enciclopedia: Por qué estamos aquí y no es.wikipedia.org (in Spanish)
  4. Jump up^ Lih, Andrew (2009). The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World’s Greatest Encyclopedia . London: Aurum. p. 9. ISBN  9781845134730 . OCLC  280430641 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:b Nathaniel Tkacz (2011) The Spanish Fork: Wikipedia’s ad-fuelled mutiny
  6. ^ Jump up to:c Tkacz, Nathaniel. “The Spanish Fork: Wikipedia’s ad-fuelled mutiny.” Wired . 20 January 2011. p. 2 . Retrieved on 26 June 2013.

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