Wikipedia rival on its way

by admin October 18, 2006 at 11:34 am

One of the co-founders of Wikipedia is planning to set up a rival to the popular, open online encyclopedia.

The man behind it is Larry Sanger, who after helping create Wikipedia in 2001 turned on the site, criticising its failure to control those who contributed and edited the entries.

Now he plans to launch Citizendium, which will begin a six-week pilot project soon. Citizendium, like Wikipedia, will welcome contributions from the public, but will not allow people to post under pseudonyms and editors will rigourously scour any new content added.

Read more: Web User