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The following wikis merged together to form what is now Appropedia
Listed in approximate order of starting:
|Project||Focus/scope||Started by/backed by||Launch team's background||Start & merge dates||Current Status (or status at merge)|
|The Appropriate Technology Wiki Project||Appropriate technology and sustainable development. Included a focus on projects and how-tos - content types not accepted on Wikipedia.||Village Earth||Established NGO with a focus on and experience in appropriate technology.||2004?; merged 12-14 March 2007||A few very good contributions.|
|WikiGreen||Green living, sustainable agriculture||Eric Blazek (and Roy Dent?).||academia...?||2005?; merged 6 Jan 2007||After some extensive early contributions, the main contributors had not been active for some months.|
|Students for Global Sustainability Wiki||Sustainable development and conservation projects, global and local.||Students for Global Sustainability (SfGS), student organization at MIT. SfGS is a chapter of the World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSC-SD).||Jul 2005; merged 30 Jan 2008|
|Appropedia||Appropriate technology, defined to include sustainability, development, and appropriate/sustainable practices. Intended to include many content types, particularly projects.||Lonny Grafman, soon joined by Chriswaterguy and Curtbeckmann.||Appropriate technology, engineering, Wikipedia, business, IT industry||4 Apr 2006||n/a|
|Development and Sustainability Wikia||All sustainability and international development issues.||Chriswaterguy||23 Apr 2006; merged ~26 Jun 2006||Quiet (no contributors other than founder)|
|WinWinWiki||Sustainability, international development and public health, solutions to poverty.||Curt Beckmann||Science and business||22 Aug 2006; merged early/mid Sep 2006||Quiet (no contributors other than founder)|
|How To Live Wiki (October 2006 by Vinay Gupta)||"How To Live" in the sense of "How To Survive".||Vinay Gupta||Appropriate technology, emergency preparedness.||7 Oct 2006; merged 19 Mar 2007||Founder was the main contributor.|
|Sustainapedia||Sustainability||Ryan Legg of Cornell University, Jim Harris of [[Cleantech], and a group of people at a conference...||academia, business.||Project established... ; Joined forces in early 2007(?), before launching their own site.||n/a|
|Sgoals (sgoals.net)||Sustainable Goals||Greg Clark||Corporate (supply company?)||merged 5 April 2007|
- It could be said that one by one they merged into Appropedia. However in each case there were discussions about direction, some clarification of purpose, and open discussion over preferred names; so it has been approached not as a takeover, but as a venture of partners.