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General background[edit]

In late 2003, Jimmy Wales proposed making an offline release version of Wikipedia. This group was formed in late 2004 to meet this challenge. Our work involves identifying and organizing articles, and improving/maintaining a core set. Our work does not hinder the existing wiki process for creating and editing articles, but rather it supports that work by providing additional organization.

See these more detailed related articles:

How you can help[edit]

You are encouraged to join us and help out with one of the projects, or to discuss Wikipedia 1.0 on the talk page. A significant part of our work centers around maintaining the assessment scheme, which is now used on more than three million articles by over 2000 WikiProjects on the English Wikipedia. It is also being used on other language projects. Generally work on this team is sporadic - periods of hectic activity followed by long periods of waiting! Often work is long and tedious - checking through a list of 22,000 instances of profanities one by one, organizing 10,000 keywords taken from category names, or dealing with technical bugs when the assessment bot fails for no apparent reason. However, it's all worth it in the end.

Our strategy has been intensely debated, but the group has reached a consensus. We elected not to follow the German model. Instead we chose to start with a core of quality articles on key subjects and expand from there. We have produced three test versions: Version 0.5, Version 0.7, and Version 0.8 with the goal of releasing better collections of articles in due course. The next general release is generically referred to as "Release Version" while our first "official" comprehensive release will be called Version 1.0. These collections are then made available for offline use using a reader such as Kiwix, which was chosen as Sourceforge project of the month. As of February 2013, we are beginning work on Version 0.9, which aims to produce a collection of around 50,000 articles that are autoselected to avoid vandalism, and with an autogenerated index.

Current needs[edit]

Although we have much of our needed system automated, there are still some tasks needing work:

  • Preparation of a reliable index, if you can write code and you're interested in how to map category trees into a useful index (not as easy as it sounds!) please contact Walkerma.
  • Reviewing manual nominations. Whenever there is a new release being planned, we need volunteers to review a few articles and process them.
  • Propose useful "guide" pages to be added, such as lists, disambiguation pages, etc.
  • Check for vandalism in the selected version-IDs of the articles.
  • Develop nice pages for navigation through the content, such as subject portals.
  • Test reader software and find/report bugs.
  • Help with distribution, especially in remote areas without internet access.

Please let us know on the talk page if you can help with any of these.

Wikipedia Version 0.5

Status[edit]

Version 0.8 was released on 3 March 2011. The next version will be version 0.9, which we had hoped to release some time in 2013, but problems with the code prevented this. We do have an offer to fix the code in summer 2014; if this happens, version 0.9 could be released before the end of 2014. We also hope to produce version 1.0 some time in the future; this version is intended to include a comprehensive index and a version (RevID) quality control system (the latter was used on 0.8). We also intend to continue working with the "Selection project" and the One Laptop Per Child organization.

To select articles we are mainly using bot-assisted selection based on assessment by WikiProjects, where articles are selected automatically based on quality and importance project rankings. We have also developed a method to automate version selection using WikiTrust, to ensure that vandalism does not end up in our offline releases; we may also use Flagged Revisions if feasible.

  • As of February 2013, over 3,500,000 articles have been assessed for the project by over 1000 WikiProjects. This work has begun to spread to other language Wikipedias. More...
  • We are looking for ways to generate an index for our collections, which will get around the issues of using categories.
  • We are working with the Wikimedia Offline Strategy Taskforce.

Wikipedia 1.0 projects[edit]

Active projects[edit]

Wikipedia 1.0 Projects
Name Summary of overall strategy Coordinator Description of activities
Release Version (next version will be Version 0.9) Create an article selection of the most important and high quality articles, using automation to expedite the process. User:Walkerma The next release, Version 0.9, uses bot-assisted article selection, with manual adjustments based on feedback from WikiProjects.
"Selection" project (previously called "Test Version") Work with release version done off site that was coordinated by BozMo User:BozMo BozMo's group has already released two versions, with 2000 and 4000+ articles respectively, with content filtered/selected for use by children (see Wikipedia:Wikipedia CD Selection). The 2008 selection was released in autumn 2008.
Work Via WikiProjects (WVWP) Use "networking" to mobilise our existing subject specialists User:Walkerma Organise and facilitate compilation of article lists from the WikiProjects and seek to identify important topics within each WikiProject's area of expertise. Locate important topics that are currently not being managed by projects. In conjunction with WP:COUNCIL, the project serves as a link with the editing community, and may later help locate expert reviewers.
Torrent Project To distribute Wikipedia CD by the means of file sharing. User:Nominaladversary (currently on a very long Wikibreak) We strive to make an alternate download of the CDs through the use of the BitTorrent and ED2K Networks.
Core Topics Small foundation based on core topics, build from there. User:Maurreen (currently on Wikibreak) Improve a set of around 160 articles on top-level subjects, plus around 200 high level articles in a supplement, through a COTF and other collaborations. Once these reach a publishable standard, a further set of key topics will be assessed and brought up to standard.
/simple wikipedia content delivery system very simple delivery system for wikipedia content andybrookestar i am working on a very simple delivery system for wikipedia content, using slackware 13.37, apache-tomcat webserver(with installed php parser), MySQl and a java server page that connects to MySQl. i am looking for an updated download similar to that presented at schools-wikipedia 2009

Past releases[edit]

Wikipedia 1.0 Projects
Name Summary of overall strategy Month of release Description of activities Website Next release
Version 0.5 A test release prior to release of Version 1.0 above. April 2007 A test release designed to pave the way for Version 1.0. Used manual nominations and approval based on importance and quality. Approval was by only one person, from the review team. [1] Version 0.7
Version 0.7 A test release of automated article selections, prior to release of Version 1.0 above. Early 2010 A test release designed to pave the way for Version 1.0. Used SelectionBot to make an article selection based on importance and quality. Vandalism prevention used a script, with manual checks, which delayed the release significantly. [2] Kiwix, Okawix Version 0.8
Version 0.8 A test release of automated article selections, prior to release of Version 1.0 above. March 2011 A test release designed to pave the way for Version 1.0. Version 0.8 used bot-assisted article selection, with manual adjustments based on feedback from WikiProjects. Used as a test of the WikiTrust revisionID selection code - this worked well. Wikipedia:Version 0.8/downloads. Version 0.9
2006 Wikipedia CD Selection (previously called "Test Version") Work with release version done off site that was coordinated by BozMo April 2006 2000 articles with content filtered/selected for use by children (see Wikipedia:Wikipedia CD Selection). [3] 2007 Wikipedia CD Selection (below)
2007 Wikipedia CD Selection Work with release version done off site that was coordinated by BozMo May 2007 4655 articles with content filtered/selected for use by children (see Wikipedia:Wikipedia CD Selection). No longer available - see 2008/9 release below 2008/9 Wikipedia CD Selection (below)
2008/9 Wikipedia CD Selection Work with release version done off site that was coordinated by BozMo October 2008 5502 articles with content filtered/selected for use by children (see Wikipedia:Wikipedia CD Selection). http://schools-wikipedia.org Not yet known

Proposed or inactive projects[edit]

  • Authoritative Editions — (other names welcome :-) aims to give experts in each field the tools to review articles in their area of expertise and give their okay to particular revisions as meeting their standard of judgement.
  1. Allow editors to propose new groups. Ex: "Featured Article review" or "American Physical Society peer review".
  2. Each blessing group would have a set of review guidelines.
  3. Each blessing group would consist of this set of guidelines, and a set of users who could "bless" a revision of an article as satisfying them.
  4. Articles with blessed revisions would display icons or links to last-blessed revisions.
To be coordinated by Sj, Jeff Keller, Gnp.
  • Featured Articles First — now reviewing older or problem FAs to ensure that quality is maintained, ready for inclusion of these articles in Wikipedia 1.0.
  • Geography project — proposes to produce essentially a descriptive gazetteer of the world for publication. This could include an atlas, continents, countries and major cities. This would serve as a test bed for publishing Wikipedia 1.0, but could also be a valuable stand-alone product.
  • Three Level Editing — lets all users participate in a three part editing process to assure that pages are up to quality standards. The first level is just a general check, the second level is a factual check, and the third level is a last "just in case" check. This process would assure that articles would be up to standards without putting too much responsibility on one user.
  • Biographies — improve and assess biographical articles, especially the 200 Core Biographies, in conjunction with Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography.
  • Dynamic Pocket Cyclopedia Lists most important FAs, FLs, and GAs. An evolving list of no more than half of Wikipedia’s most important featured articles, featured lists, and designated good articles.
  • WikiSort Integrate the sifting process into the Wiki. Aims to use data from the planned user rating scheme to provide rankings of articles, such that important quality articles can be automatically identified for inclusion in Wikipedia 1.0. This project has been rendered obsolete by WikiProject-based assessments (see above).
  • Article assessment This project has been rendered obsolete by WikiProject-based assessments (see above).

Stages to publication[edit]

The general process for producing an offline release

On the English Wikipedia, we use the Selection Bot as part of the selection process, using the WikiProject assessments to indicate the state of each article. The online version is held on the Kiwix server while undergoing cleanup. The offline format we use is ZIM format, and the conversion is performed by User:Kelson. Currently Linterweb, a French software company, is publishing our material.

Statistics[edit]

The WP 1.0 bot tracks assessment data (article quality and importance data for individual WikiProjects) assigned via talk page banners. If you would like to add a new WikiProject to the bot's list, please read the instructions at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Using the bot.

The global summary table below is computed by taking the highest quality and importance rating for each assessed article in the main namespace.

About this table

Participants[edit]

Please give your name information and how you would like to help. Please take a look at the To Do List for information on specific current needs.

Name Special interests WP 1.0 Projects
AtomicXYC (talk · contribs · count) Sorting and editing.
Thomas85753 (talk · contribs · count) Reviewing, editing and assessing.
Om.Tem (talk · contribs · count) Review, edit or rewrite any article. Wikipedia:WikiProject Genetics, Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Medical genetics task force
Jamison Lofthouse (talk · contribs · count) Flag Articles for edits, revisions, rewriting, etc.
Unionhawk (talk · contribs · count)
Dan Tromedlov (talk · contribs · count) improve articles in association with Editorial team 1.0
Sue Rangell (talk · contribs · count) Assessments and formatting
SilentBobxy2 (talk · contribs · count) Review articles
RRaunak (talk · contribs · count) improve article layout finding...
Information Center (talk · contribs · count)
Bananagirl (talk · contribs · count)
Randy Johnston (talk · contribs · count)
Maurreen (talk · contribs · count)
Lyellin (talk · contribs · count)
Jmabel (talk · contribs · count)
Andrevan (talk · contribs · count)
Stirling Newberry (talk · contribs · count)
Fuzheado (talk · contribs · count)
David Gerard (talk · contribs · count)
Hawstom (talk · contribs · count)
Jdforrester (talk · contribs · count)
Ed Poor (talk · contribs · count)
Ugen64 (talk · contribs · count)
Estel (talk · contribs · count)
Blyth McManus (talk · contribs · count)
Radman1 (talk · contribs · count)
Mark Dingemanse (talk · contribs · count)
Sj (talk · contribs · count)
Polyparadigm (talk · contribs · count)
Poli (talk · contribs · count)
Asbestos (talk · contribs · count)
Taxman (talk · contribs · count)
Ahmednh (talk · contribs · count)
Walkerma (talk · contribs · count) Assessment & validation, chemistry Core topics, WVWP, V0.5 onwards
Shanel (talk · contribs · count)
Aranu (talk · contribs · count)
Jossi (talk · contribs · count) Sourcing images, article layout Core topics
Fredrik (talk · contribs · count)
Tastemyhouse (talk · contribs · count)
Deliri (talk · contribs · count)
Mahanga (talk · contribs · count)
AtionSong (talk · contribs · count)
Amigaguy (talk · contribs · count)
Deckiller (talk · contribs · count)
Dante Alighieri (talk · contribs · count)
Getcrunk (talk · contribs · count)
MatthewDBA (talk · contribs · count)
Jaranda (talk · contribs · count) work with sports biographies, hip-hop, and City articles, also WP:GA.
Erielhonan (talk · contribs · count) NPOV/spelling/grammar/style mop-up My topical interests are widely various, so my content edits will probably reflect that.
Titoxd (talk · contribs · count) Assessment, cyclones WVWP, V0.5N
Cormaggio (talk · contribs · count)
E Pluribus Anthony (talk · contribs · count)
SushiGeek (talk · contribs · count) Copyediting, Disney-related articles
Sunray (talk · contribs · count) Culture, Society, Sustainability Core topics
Wisden17 (talk · contribs · count)
Mirlen (talk · contribs · count) WVWP
FT2 (talk · contribs · count) Spirituality/religion, animal related, psychology/sexology
Specialist enjoyment: intro redrafts and problem article cleanup.
That Guy, From That Show! (talk · contribs · count)
Matt Yeager (talk · contribs · count)
MilkMiruku (talk · contribs · count) Music genres WVWP
Chcknwnm (talk · contribs · count)
Werdna648 (talk · contribs · count)
DotShell (talk · contribs · count) Hinduism, Jainism, India, Computers, Proper notation of Sanskrit in 1.0 Hinduism, Jainism, India
Wikiwizzy (talk · contribs · count) CD and PDA release 0.5 version, WP:AFR
Alex Bakharev (talk · contribs · count) Russian-related topics, Polymers, Australia Portal:Russia, Portal:Ukraine
Matt Yeager (talk · contribs · count) Sports, Washington
Kingboyk (talk · contribs · count) WP:KLF, WP:BEATLES, WP:QUEEN, WP:F1
NCurse (talk · contribs · count) Science, mostly medicine, biology; Portal:Medicine maintainer; Core topics; scientific topics
Covington (talk · contribs · count) Classics, Education
IRelayer (talk · contribs · count) History, Computer Science, Aviation, Geography, Literature
Geo.plrd (talk · contribs · count) History WP:MILHIST
Rnt20 (talk · contribs · count) Astronomy, Physics, Italy, Netherlands, proofreading
Rlk89 (talk · contribs · count)
CQ (talk · contribs · count) Community building: Helping to organise People, Projects, Places and Portals /Work via Wikiprojects
William R. Buckley (talk · contribs · count) Physical and Life Sciences, and Mathematics, particularly, Automata, and some History.
Nominaladversary (talk · contribs · count) Volunteering, enabling people to have more options, wikipedia cd Torrent Project
Guettarda (talk · contribs · count) Biology, Caribbean topics, science and society
KillerChihuahua (talk · contribs · count)
Ccool2ax (talk · contribs · count) Macintosh, education...
Jasrocks (talk · contribs · count)
Badbilltucker (talk · contribs · count) literary works, history (particularly religious history), and more
Nifboy (talk · contribs · count) WVWP, 0.5, CVG
Trevor MacInnis (talk · contribs · count) Aviation Portal:Aviation creator and maintainer,Assessment
P-Chan (talk · contribs · count) Film
dna-webmaster (talk · contribs · count) Science, History, Arts - almost everything. Work interest: General Development & Design. Tagging articles for WPCD 1.0
Setanta747 (talk · contribs · count) WP:Belfast, Northern Ireland, WP:BEATLES, WP:F1
Eyu100 (talk · contribs · count) WP:V0.5
Antorjal (talk · contribs · count) Molecular biology, biochemistry, biology
Kirill Lokshin (talk · contribs · count)
Devious Viper (talk · contribs · count)
Reswik (talk · contribs · count) Sociology, Social sciences, Humanities Core Topics, categorization, article eval., release design & publishing
Nichalp (talk · contribs · count) India, cricket, layout, Geography, History
A.JH.Ou (talk · contribs · count)
Warlordjohncarter (talk · contribs · count) assessment, religious biography, general religion/philosophy
Auroranorth (talk · contribs · count) Assessment, Western Australia-related articles
SMcCandlish (talk · contribs · count) Assessment, WikiProject template improvement with regard to assessments and such (long-term project). Topically: cue sports, albinism and various language articles, among others. WVWP
Verisimilus (talk · contribs · count) Natural sciences, esp. historical science. WVWP
Funpika (talk · contribs · count) Assesment, Technology articles and videogame articles. V 0.7
RyguyMN (talk · contribs · count) Sports, science, technology, geography
Dev920 (talk · contribs · count) I am Coordinator of WP:LGBT, so I am quite experienced in that area. Anything to do with actual publication, I am very keen to give us some offline legitimacy.
Walter_Humala (talk · contribs · count · api · block log) I will become an admin soon World's ethnic groups, World's Military, Peru related stuff
Remember (talk · contribs · count)
Greeves (talk · contribs · count) Video games WP:WVWP, WP:V0.7
Tails0600 (talk · contribs · count) General nominations
Kleinzach (talk · contribs · count) Opera WP:WPO
Pete Oregon, politics & government, consensus process, proper citations, outdoors WP:WPOR
Doc Strange indie rock, music, movies, television WP:V0.7
Miskin General topics of high importance WP:V0.7, WP:1.0
Vishwin60 (talk · contribs · count) Roads/highways, technology (mostly computers/computing) WP:0.7, WP:1.0, WP:PENNA, WP:PHILLY, WP:LVPA, WP:USRD (and subprojects), WP:COMP (and descendant/related projects)
SilkTork (talk · contribs · count) A variety of interests, though beer is the main one. Beer
Pastordavid (talk · contribs · count) Religious history, theology, philosophy
Calaka (talk · contribs · count) Medical topics, anatomy etc.Will add wiki articles to their relevant projects & eventually every article is under a wikiproject.
SkyBon (talk · contribs · count)
A Raider Like Indiana (talk · contribs · count) General Movies, Technology and sport, such as American football topics. Core topics
Andrewjd (talk · contribs · count) Anything and Everything WP:V0.7
mona23653 (talk · contribs · count) history, language
Laleena (talk · contribs · count) Religion, books, careers, Wikification, copyediting, etc. Just ask and I'll tell you.
pazan.ua (talk · contribs · count) Ukrainian history
Ivan Akira (talk · contribs · count) Anything that I can help, I'll help. Basically, I want to improve the quality of the article and fix outline format.
Shruti14 (talk · contribs · count) multiple fields WP:V1.0
zeuspitar (talk · contribs · count) multiple fields; all Hinduism topics, religion and mysticism. WP:V1.0
Macduffman (talk · contribs · count) multiple fields
Jordan Timothy James Busson (talk · contribs) Psychology, Philosophy, Religion
EncycloPetey (talk · contribs · count) biology, especially botany, paleobiology, and organismal biology WP:V1.0
Voretus (talk · contribs · count) FF7
Cantabridgian (talk · contribs · count) Copyediting
Oakwillow (talk · contribs · count) Article selection, rating
Pjoef (talk · contribs · count) Various subjects, various WikiProjects
RockManQ (talk · contribs · count) Since I do assessment anyways, might as well join Anywhere
Stepshep (talk · contribs · count) Assessments and minor formatting Wherever needed, generally work on Ohio-project-related articles and some medical
TechOutsider (talk · contribs · count) Assessments, formatting, proofreading, expansion Wherever needed, especially computing related articles
Dylanlip (talk · contribs · count) Animatronics (Robotics), Computers, Gaming, Programming, removing cruft, etc. WP:TP
astatine-210 (talk · contribs · count) Assessments, formatting, proofreading, expansion Wherever needed, especially computing related articles and chemistry-related
Renaissancee (talk · contribs · count) Assessments, minor re-formatting, proofreading and review Preferably Medical-related areas
Zenman (talk · contribs · count) Assessments and minor formatting generally work on Côte d'Ivoire-project-related articles
SusanLesch (talk · contribs · count) Assessments and reassessments
Shuggiebear97 (talk · contribs · count)
Spesh531 (talk · contribs · count) Assessments and Re-assessments, reviewing country related things (like limited recognition's) For now: Wikipedia:WikiProject Lakes/Assessment, Wikipedia:WikiProject Oceans/Assessment, and Wikipedia:WikiProject Central Asia/Assessment
Adavis444 (talk · contribs · count) Assessing unassessed articles and finding WikiProjects for articles without one WP:WVWP, numerous other WikiProjects
Tyrol5 (talk · contribs · count) Article assessments
Mheart (talk · contribs · count) Assessments, formatting.
Diego Grez (talk · contribs · count) Assessing articles, specially Chile-related ones. Chile, Pichilemu, 80s and 60s music.
Anikingos (talk · contribs · count) Assessing, copyediting, reviewing etc.
Aeonx (talk · contribs · count) Article assessments and reassessments WP:VA
SMasters (talk · contribs · count) Article assessments and copyediting.
Salah Almhamdi (talk · contribs · count) Arabic-related topics, biographies, proofreading etc.
TheLastAmigo (talk · contribs · count) Film-related topics, particularly film awards and film genres Wikipedia: WikiProject Films, Wikipedia: WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers
Fortdj33 (talk · contribs · count) Article assessments and reassessments WP:WikiProject G.I. Joe, WP:WikiProject Transformers
Rich Farmbrough (talk · contribs · count) Typo fixing articles, ideally before the release.
Ruslik0 (talk · contribs · count) Article assessments and reassessments preferably natural sciences articles
ChrisGualtieri (talk · contribs · count) Backlog eliminations. Regardless of type. Prefer assessment, typos.
Puffin (talk · contribs · count) Typo fixing, assessment, formatting
Jay Starz (talk · contribs · count) Sports, mostly NBA, social events, and more.
John Broughton (talk · contribs · count) Reducing the number of articles that have no assessments at all; reducing the number of articles where an automated assessment (based on length, number of footnotes, etc.) disagrees with the assigned assessment
FrigidNinja (talk · contribs · count) Article assessment, formatting, reviewing
Thegreatgrabber (talk · contribs · count)
Malke 2010 (talk · contribs · count) Legal articles assessment, copy editing, review WikiProject:Law
yutsi (talk · contribs · count)
Mediran (talk · contribs · count)
Way2veers (talk · contribs · count)
Smuckola (talk · contribs · count) new content creation, copyediting, citation harvesting and formatting, policy discussion, review and assessment, community building; biographies, discographies, video games, retrotech/retrogaming, etc


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Related pages[edit]

General[edit]

Assessment and validation[edit]

Wikipedia books[edit]

  • Wikipedia:Books & meta:WikiReader - Wikipedia books are collections of articles from Wikipedia on a certain topic, in the form of PDFs published for download and intended to be printed, and also to be sold in printed form.
  • The Book Tool, and Wiki to print, a collaboration between the Foundation and OSI/PediaPress.

Article selections[edit]

See also[edit]