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Wikitravel is a project "to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide." Although it uses a wiki model to create the guide and to deliver it on the World Wide Web, the project is also aimed towards production of printed guides. Wikitravel is built in collaboration by Wikitravellers from around the globe. Articles can cover any level of geographic specificity, from continents to districts of a city. These are logically connected in a hierarchy, by specifying that the location covered in one article "is in" the larger location described by another. The project also includes articles on travel-related topics, phrasebooks for travelers, and suggested itineraries. Wikitravel Logo Copyleft CC Attribution-Share Alike File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Open content, coined by analogy with open source, (though technically it is actually share-alike) describes any kind of creative work including articles, pictures, audio, and video that is published in a format that explicitly allows the copying of the information. ... The following is a list of travel guides and web sites with substantial international coverage. ... Look up Wiki in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (or the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents that runs over the Internet. ...

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History

Wikitravel was started in July 2003 by Evan Prodromou and Michele Ann Jenkins, inspired in part by Wikipedia [1]. The project uses the MediaWiki software, which is also used by Wikipedia. However, Wikitravel is not a Wikimedia project; it was begun independently. Unlike Wikipedia, it uses the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license rather than the GNU Free Documentation License. Among other things, this more easily allows individuals, tourism agencies, etc. to make free reprints of individual pages. Although both Wikipedia and Wikitravel are free content resources, because of the incompatible licenses, content cannot be freely copied between them. Wikitravel's different objectives have also resulted in different policies and content guidelines. For example, rather than a strict neutral point of view requirement, Wikitravel encourages editors to express their personal opinions with the requirement to "be fair". 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for July, 2003. ... Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... MediaWiki is a wiki software package licensed under the GNU General Public License. ... The Wikimedia Foundation Inc. ... The Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others legally to build upon and share. ... GNU logo (similar in appearance to a gnu) The GNU Free Documentation License (GNU FDL or simply GFDL) is a copyleft license for free content, designed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) for the GNU project. ... Free content is any kind of functional work, artwork, or other creative content upon which no legal restriction has been placed that significantly interferes with peoples freedom to use, understand, redistribute, improve, and share the content. ...


On April 20, 2006, Wikitravel announced that it and World66 – another open-content travel guide – had been acquired by Internet Brands.[1] The new owner hired Prodromou and Jenkins to continue managing Wikitravel as a consensus-based project. They explained that Internet Brands' long-term plan was for Wikitravel to continue to focus on collaborative, objective guides, while World66 would focus more on personal experiences and reviews. April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... World66 is a Dutch company which embraced the open content idea and is currently trying to transform it into a profitable business. ... Internet Brands is a company based in El Segundo, California which operates online media and e-commerce sites. ...


As a result, a small portion of the German language community decided to fork the German Wikitravel, which is released since December 10, 2006 as Wikivoyage. In software engineering, a project fork or branch happens when a developer (or a group of them) takes a copy of source code from one software package and starts to independently develop a new package. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Milestones

December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (358th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Languages

Wikitravel is a multilingual project available in 16 languages, with each language-specific project developed independently. In order of launch:

References

  1. ^ Internet Brands (20 April, 2006). Internet Brands Acquires Wikitravel And World66 Online Travel Guides. Press release.

Internet Brands is a company based in El Segundo, California which operates online media and e-commerce sites. ... A news release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ...

See also

World66 is a Dutch company which embraced the open content idea and is currently trying to transform it into a profitable business. ... // WikiMapia is an online map resource that combines Google Maps with a wiki system, allowing users to add information (in the form of a note) to any location on the globe. ...

External links


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Advogato: Wikitravel: Functional Copyleft Content for Travelers (1602 words)
This article's point, however, is to discuss another Copyleft reference work and its domain of content: Wikitravel.
Wikitravel is a project to create a free (as in freedom), complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide.
We think that Wikitravel is a great addition to the world of Copyleft Content available on the Web.
Wikitravel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
Wikitravel is a project to create an open content, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide.
However, Wikitravel is not a Wikimedia project; it was begun independently, and is now owned by Internet Brands.
Wikitravel is a multilingual project available in eleven languages, with each language-specific project developed independently.
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