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This page shows where Appropedia fits in with other collaborative projects, and hopefully will help create greater synergy.  
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This is a kind of "WikiNode," showing where Appropedia fits in with other collaborative projects, and hopefully will help create greater synergy. See [[Green wikis and development wikis]] for a more rigorous and comprehensive look at this part of the wikisphere.
  
==Wikipedia==
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'''NOTE''': Any [[wikis]] which are small and inactive, or heavily spammed and abandoned, should be removed from this page.
  
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== Overviews ==
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For overviews of wikis on particular subjects, see:
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* [[Green wiki]]
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* [[:Category:Wikis for sustainability]]
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* [[International development wiki]]
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== Wikipedia ==
 
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Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, while Appropedia is for non-encyclopedic material - they complement each other. While Wikipedia doesn't have project information or how-tos, it does have a growing collection of information on topics including:  
 
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, while Appropedia is for non-encyclopedic material - they complement each other. While Wikipedia doesn't have project information or how-tos, it does have a growing collection of information on topics including:  
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* [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:WikiProject Water purification|WikiProject Water purification]]
 
* [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:WikiProject Water purification|WikiProject Water purification]]
  
==Wikis on similar themes==
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== Wikis on similar themes ==
  
 
Some wikis are so similar that we'd probably be best to merge and combine our efforts. The active contributors at Appropedia have suggested this to several wikis:  
 
Some wikis are so similar that we'd probably be best to merge and combine our efforts. The active contributors at Appropedia have suggested this to several wikis:  
* 4 have merged already: the [[wikia:scratchpad:Development and Sustainability|Development and Sustainability Wiki]], the [[wikia:scratchpad:WinWinWiki|WinWinWiki]], [http://wikigreen.org WikiGreen] and the [http://wiki.villageearth.org/Main_Page Village Earth Appropriate Technology Wiki].
 
* Another is in the process of merging (to be announced soon).
 
* [[Howtopedia:|Howtopedia]] is extremely similar but focused on how-tos, and is continuing independently
 
  
We seek to collaborate with other wikis, and have discussed this with several including:
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*Several have merged already: the [[Appropedia:A history of collaboration]].
*'''[[TipThePlanet:|TipThePlanet]]'''
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*We are discussing close collaboration or merging with Ekopedia. (More news in late 2009, probably --[[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] 07:14, 23 November 2009 (UTC)).
*'''[[Wikia:Water]]'''
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*[[howtopedia:|Howtopedia]] is focused on how-tos, and is continuing independently.
*'''[[Greenlivingpedia:|Greenlivingpedia]]'''
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We seek to collaborate with other wikis, and have discussed this with several including [[greenlivingpedia:|Greenlivingpedia]].
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=== Finding wikis  ===
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[[wikiindex:|WikiIndex]] lists and categorizes many wikis.
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[[centralwikia:Society%20Gardens|Society Gardens]]: A summary of active, established Wikia sites on serious topics (ie not entertainment or gaming).
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Many more can be found with a search engine such as [http://google.com Google]. Many of these wikis are not very active, but it may be valuable to contact the community and explore possibilities for collaboration, perhaps joining with a more active community of editors such as Appropedia.
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=== Food, agriculture and gardening ===
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* [http://www.gardenology.org Gardenology] - large and active wiki.
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* [http://opensourceecology.org/ Open Source Ecology wiki at OpenFarmTech]
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=== Transition  ===
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"Transition Towns" started in the UK but this initiative is rapidly spreading worldwide. It represents local communities responding to the twin drivers of Peak Oil and Climate Change, and it draws deeply on Permaculture. It is a grassroots response designed to work together with national and global responses, and to be replicable, community by community.
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''[http://transitiontowns.org/ Transition Towns]'' is a wiki where each "official" Transition initiative has its own wiki or link to its own website. Each local Transition initiative has a forum that is usually pretty active.
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''[http://transitiontowns.org/TransitionNetwork/TransitionNetwork Transition Network]'' is the overarching Transition network with a Transition primer and list/map of over 400 groups worldwide "mulling" over taking up the Transition initiative.
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See also ''[http://www.greenworldtrust.org.uk/TransTowns/TTportal.htm Green World Trust]'' which, though not a wiki, is perhaps the best introduction to Transition Towns.
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=== International development  ===
  
===Finding wikis===
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:''See [[International development wiki]] and [[:Category:Wikis for international development]]''
  
[[WikiIndex:|WikiIndex]] lists and categorizes many wikis.
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:''See also the [[wikiindex:Category:International%20development|International development]] category at WikiIndex.''
  
[[CentralWikia:Society Gardens]]: A summary of active, established Wikia sites on serious topics (ie not entertainment or gaming).
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''[[Appropedia]]'' is a living library of [[Appropriate technology]], [[Sustainability]] and development. <br>
  
Many more can be found with a search engine such as [http://google.com Google]. Many of these wikis are not very active, but it may be valuable to contact the community and explore possibilities for collaboration, perhaps joining with a more active community of editors such as Appropedia.  
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''[http://howtopedia.org/ Howtopedia]'' - "simple technologies, simply shared." All in the form of how-tos. Largely taken, with permission, from [[Practical Action]].  
  
===International development===
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''[http://www.kivapedia.org Kivapedia]'' is a wiki supporting [http://www.kiva.org Kiva], online microlending to small businesses in developing countries. Kivapedia is hosted by and maintained on a volunteer basis, mainly by users of the [[kivapedia:Kiva%20Friends|Kiva Friends community forum]].
  
:''See also the [[wikiindex:Category:International_development|International development]] category at WikiIndex.''
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=== Disaster relief  ===
  
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''[http://www.tsunamihelp.info Indian Ocean Disaster Relief Portal]'' (www.tsunamihelp.info)
'''''[http://www.appropedia.org Appropedia]''''' is a living library of appropriate technology, sustainability and development.''
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''[http://clublet.com/c/c/why Why Clublet]'' - interested in the Indian Ocean Tsunami, among other things. "Not in raising money, there's easily been enough of that. But in the people that will be affected for years to come..." (Partly/mainly/wholly from a Christian perspective?)
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=== Sustainability  ===
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The most active and comprehensive wiki on general sustainability issues is [[Appropedia]], as above. For a guide to this area of the wikisphere, see '''[[Green wiki]]''' and '''[[Green wikis and development wikis]]'''.
  
'''''[http://howtopedia.org/ Howtopedia]''''' - "simple technologies, simply shared." All in the form of how-tos. Largely taken, with permission, from [[Practical Action]].
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<small>''See also the [[wikiindex:Category:Sustainability|Sustainability]] category at WikiIndex.''</small>
  
'''''[http://www.kivapedia.org Kivapedia]''''' is a wiki supporting [http://www.kiva.org Kiva], online microlending to small businesses in developing countries. Kivapedia is hosted by and maintained on a volunteer basis, mainly by users of the [[Kivapedia:Kiva Friends|Kiva Friends community forum]].
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=== Permaculture  ===
  
===Disaster relief===
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See '''[[Permaculture wiki]]'''.  
'''''[http://www.tsunamihelp.info Indian Ocean Disaster Relief Portal]''''' (www.tsunamihelp.info)
 
  
'''''[[Why:|Why]]''''' - interested in the Indian Ocean Tsunami, among other things. "Not in raising money, there's easily been enough of that. But in the people that will be affected for years to come..." (Partly/mainly/wholly from a Christian perspective?)
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Appropedia covers [[permaculture]], and aims to cover it comprehensively. Other wikis cover it also, but are mostly dormant, very small or spammed.
  
===Sustainability===
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* [http://permaculture.wikia.com/wiki/PermaWiki:WikiNode Permawiki: the permaculture wiki at Wikia]
:''See also the [[wikiindex:Category:Sustainability|Sustainability]] category at WikiIndex.''
 
 
Appropedia, as above.
 
  
'''''[http://wiki.greenmarketdata.com/ gWiki]''''' - "The Green Wiki." Not very large or active, at the moment.
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=== Ecology  ===
  
'''''[[wikia:ecovillage:Main_Page|Ecovillage]]''''' wiki is a site for exchanging information  
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<s>''[http://www.climateandconservation.org Climate and Conservation Wiki]'', from Climateandconservation.org - a scientific wiki, devoted to compiling and disseminating information, summaries, and reviews about conservation of biodiversity and how biodiversity is affected by Global Climate change and Global Warming. This is '''not''' a site for you to express your opinions about the existence or non-existence of Global Warming.</s> - offline (server error).
and ideas about ecovillages in particular, and  
 
sustainable community in general.
 
This Wikia will facillitate ecovillages to develop
 
regional and global networks. It provides a place for
 
individual ecovillages to edit relevant documents and
 
for individuals in different geographic locations to
 
collaborate. It will also be a knowledge base for  
 
people to learn about ecovillages generally, or about
 
a particular ecovillage.
 
http://ecovillage.wikia.com/
 
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'''''[[wikia:gknowledge:Main Page|G. Knowledge]]''''' is the definitive repository of green
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=== Health and environment  ===
knowledge. G.Knowledge will bring together the collective
 
knowledge of green thinking people throughout the world to
 
produce a collective memory to take from and to deposit the
 
deep knowledge of the world.
 
The success of a greener, happier, safer, friendlier,
 
cleaner, more productive world relies on passing on the
 
knowledge of green minded individuals and their
 
collective wisdoms. Green Knowledge is not a commodity,
 
it's a necessity." ''Note this is not actually a wikia, but directs people to their page.''
 
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'''''[[WikiGreen]]''''' '''Note: Now merged into Appropedia''' - the description was: A Wiki for Sustainable living, Intentional communities and life Off the grid. You will find here the personal experience of Alternative energy, Back to the land and Do-It-Yourself people, as well as regular folks wanting to live more Green.
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''[http://heande.pyrkilo.fi/heande/index.php/Welcome_to_Heande Heande]'', an abbreviation for Health, the Environment, and - Everything is a wiki-based website for helping decisions about human health, and environmental factors affecting it.  
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'''''[[wikia:water:Main_Page|WaterWiki]]''''', created as a resource for use by members of the Rio Grande Basin Roundtable and the other roundtables created under the provisions of the Colorado Water for the 21st Century Act. In addition to that circumscribed use, this wiki may be used to develop and present information regarding world wide water resources and issues by anyone. ''Not very active.''
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===Permaculture===
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=== Technology and design  ===
'''''[[wikia:permaculture:Main_Page|PermaWiki]]''''' - ''Not very active.''
 
  
'''''[http://www.permaculture.info Permaculture Information Web]''''' - a fair few pages, but spam problems at present. ''Not very active.''
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http://images.wikia.com/future/images/b/bc/Wiki.png <br> ''[[wikia:future:Main%20Page|Future]]'' is a Wikia about futurology, technology foresight, and futures studies. This wiki aims to develop future forecasts (using scenarios, timelines, etc.), and to write speculative articles on future topics. The wiki's logo is a combination of a nanogear and the DNA molecule, which signifies the importance of nanotech and biotech. The "[[wikia:|RTENOTITLE]]" brackets show that it's a wiki.
  
===Ecology===
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''[http://renewableenergy.wikia.com/ Renewable Energy Design]'' is a wikia for collaboration on the detailed engineering design of new or improved methods of capturing energy from renewable sources.
'''''[http://www.climateandconservation.org Climate and Conservation Wiki]''''', from Climateandconservation.org - a scientific wiki, devoted to compiling and disseminating information, summaries, and reviews about conservation of biodiversity and how biodiversity is affected by Global Climate change and Global Warming. This is '''not''' a site for you to express your opinions about the existence or non-existence of Global Warming.
 
  
===Health and environment===
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=== Philosophy of open source, open licenses, free culture  ===
'''''[http://heande.pyrkilo.fi/heande/index.php/Welcome_to_Heande Heande]''''', an abbreviation for '''Health, the Environment, and - Everything''' is a wiki-based website for helping decisions about human health, and environmental factors affecting it.
 
  
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''[http://p2pfoundation.net/ The Foundation for P2P Alternatives - P2P Foundation]'':
  
===Technology and design===
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We function as a clearinghouse for open/free, participatory/p2p and commons-oriented initiatives.  
http://future.wikia.com/images/b/bc/Wiki.png<br>
 
'''''[[wikia:future:Main_Page|Future]]''''' is a Wikia about futurology, technology
 
foresight, and futures studies. This wiki aims to develop
 
future forecasts (using scenarios, timelines, etc.),
 
and to write speculative articles on future topics.
 
The wiki's logo is a combination of a nanogear and the
 
A molecule, which signifies the importance of
 
nanotech and biotech. The "[[wikia: ]]" brackets show that
 
it's a wiki.  
 
  
=== Philosophy of open source, open licenses, free culture ===
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We aim to be a pluralist network to document, research, and promote peer to peer alternatives. Our political aims could be summarized under the following maxims:  
'''''[http://p2pfoundation.net/ The Foundation for P2P Alternatives - P2P Foundation]''''':
 
  
We function as a clearinghouse for open/free, participatory/p2p and commons-oriented initiatives.
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#ending the destruction of the biosphere by abandoning the dangerous conceptions of pseudo-abundance in the natural world (i.e. based on the assumption that natural resources are infinite);
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#promoting free cultural exchange by abandoning the innovation-inhibiting conceptions of pseudo-scarcity in the cultural world (i.e. based on the assumption that the free flow of culture needs to be restricted through excessive copyrights etc...).
  
We aim to be a pluralist network to document, research, and promote peer to peer alternatives. Our political aims could be summarized under the following maxims:
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''[http://www.sphereofnetworks.org Sphere of Networks]'': (note - the ''P2P Foundation'' and ''Sphere of Networks'' are working together.{{fact}}
  
# ending the destruction of the biosphere by abandoning the dangerous conceptions of pseudo-abundance in the natural world (i.e. based on the assumption that natural resources are infinite);
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This is a website that explains the diverse movement that is promoting Freedom of Information, or whatever else it might be called (free culture, open source culture, etc.), and its associated ideas.  
# promoting free cultural exchange by abandoning the innovation-inhibiting conceptions of pseudo-scarcity in the cultural world (i.e. based on the assumption that the free flow of culture needs to be restricted through excessive copyrights etc...).  
 
  
'''''[http://www.sphereofnetworks.org Sphere of Networks]''''': (note - the ''P2P Foundation'' and ''Sphere of Networks'' are working together.{{fact}}
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It has different levels:  
  
This is a website that explains the diverse movement that is promoting Freedom of Information, or whatever else it might be called (free culture, open source culture, etc.), and its associated ideas.
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*green ''Nutshell'' level - simple overview of these ideas,  
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*blue ''Overview'' - more comprehensive but still straightforward.  
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*red ''Details'' level - everybody is welcomed to contribute more in-depth information and write and talk.
  
It has different levels:
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''[http://sharewiki.org/ Sharewiki]'': The Sharewiki is exploring possibilities of living a life based on sharing, participation, collaboration, giving and taking without quid pro quo - taking those principles that are alive in the successful free software movement to another level.
* green ''Nutshell'' level - simple overview of these ideas,  
 
* blue ''Overview'' - more comprehensive but still straightforward.
 
* red ''Details'' level - everybody is welcomed to contribute more in-depth information and write and talk.
 
  
==How tos==
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== How tos ==
 
There may be some overlap between our [[:Category:How tos|How to]]s and these wikis:
 
There may be some overlap between our [[:Category:How tos|How to]]s and these wikis:
  
'''''Howtopedia''''', described above.
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Howtopedia, described above.
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''[[wikia:howto:Main_Page|How To Engineer It]]'' "will be a comprehensive
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encyclopaedia of technology which answers questions about how to make modern products in the natural environment from scratch."
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''[http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page wikiHow]'' The How-To Manual That Anyone Can Write or Edit
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- unfortunately uses a [[Non-commercial license]] so it's incompatible with Appropedia, except where the specific authors give permission. Some great pages though.
  
http://howto.wikia.com/images/b/bc/Wiki.png<br>
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''[http://xdesign.ucsd.edu/wiki/index.php/How_Stuff_Is_Made HowStuffisMade]'' (spam problems, inactive - any value?) - an encyclopedia of and manufacturing processes and labor conditions involved in the production of contemporary products. This information is often hard to obtain and little of this material exists on the web.
'''''[[wikia:howto:Main_Page|How To Engineer It]]''''' will be a comprehensive
 
encyclopaedia of technology which answers questions about how to make modern products in the natural environment from scratch.
 
  
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== Political & policy issues ==
http://www.wikihow.com/skins/common/images/wikiHow_logo_5.gif<br>
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'''''[http://issuepedia.org/ Issuepedia]'' - "Issuepedia is the encyclopedia of issues, analysis, thought, and opinion. As with Wikipedia, anyone can edit; unlike Wikipedia, we encourage opinions and rants as well as carefully considered analysis and purely factual writing."
'''''[http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page wikiHow]''''' The How-To Manual That Anyone Can Write or Edit
 
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'''''[http://xdesign.ucsd.edu/wiki/index.php/How_Stuff_Is_Made HowStuffisMade]''''' (spam problems, inactive - any value?) - an encyclopedia of and manufacturing processes and labor conditions involved in the production of contemporary products. This information is often hard to obtain and little of this material exists on the web.
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== Campaigns and activism ==
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* ''<s>[[wikia:sca21:Main_Page|Sustainable Community Action]]</s>'' - now on Appropedia: see '''[[sustainable community action]]'''. A wiki to develop information on all aspects of local sustainability, particularly community run action for sustainability. As well as providing a Local Sustainability Ideas Bank, the site contains a shared work space for developing ideas for networking, both virtual and real world, for local sustainability action and seeks to link up community action for sustainability across the world. Sustainable_Community_Action:WikiNode SCA WikiNode], [http://sca21.wikia.com/wiki/Sustainable_Community_Action:Collaborations SCA collaborations page]
  
==Political & policy issues==
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* A wiki for ''[[wikia:campaigns:Main_Page|Campaigns]]'' recently set up by Jimbo Wales, aims to explore new ways of doing politics and campaigns.
'''''[http://issuepedia.org/ Issuepedia]''''' - "Issuepedia is the encyclopedia of issues, analysis, thought, and opinion. As with Wikipedia, anyone can edit; unlike Wikipedia, we encourage opinions and rants as well as carefully considered analysis and purely factual writing."
 
  
==Campaigns and activism==
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* A wiki for ''[[wikia:worldcitizen:Main_Page|World Citizenship, Global Justice and Global Governance]]'' aims to create a new space for publishing and discussing opinion articles on topics related to world citizenship, global justice & global governance. The wiki is construed as a combination of an open journal, a thematic non-neutral encyclopedia and an open discussion forum. Although it is expected to attract people from the world citizenship and global justice movement, the wiki welcomes all sorts of opinions, statements and comments provided with respect for each other position.
'''''[[wikia:sca21:Main_Page|Sustainable Community Action]]''''', or SCA21, is a Wikia
 
to develop information on all aspects of local sustainability,  
 
particularly community run action for sustainability.
 
As well as providing a Local Sustainability Ideas Bank,  
 
the site contains a shared work space for developing
 
ideas for networking, both virtual and real world, for
 
local sustainability action and seeks to link up community action for sustainability across the world.
 
Sustainable_Community_Action:WikiNode SCA WikiNode], [http://sca21.wikia.com/wiki/Sustainable_Community_Action:Collaborations SCA collaborations page]
 
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http://campaigns.wikia.com/images/b/bc/Wiki.png<br>
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* The ''[[wikia:activism:Main_Page|Activism]]'' wiki is a place for sharing information about all forms of activism.
The Wikia for '''''[[wikia:campaigns:Main_Page|Campaigns]]''''' recently set up by Jimbo Wales, aims to explore new ways of doing politics and campaigns.
 
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http://worldcitizen.wikia.com/images/b/bc/Wiki.png<br>
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* [[wikia:censorship:Main_Page|Censorship]] is a wiki which will provide official and unofficial accounts on censorship, particularly internet censorship in areas such as Iran, so that international observers and activists have a better picture about the situation of freedom of information. The wiki is a space to gather information and analysis on effective ways to bypass censorship.
The Wikia for '''''[[wikia:worldcitizen:Main_Page|World Citizenship, Global Justice and
 
Global Governance]]''''' aims to create a new space for
 
publishing and discussing opinion articles on topics
 
related to world citizenship, global justice & global
 
governance. The wiki is construed as a combination of
 
an open journal, a thematic non-neutral encyclopedia
 
and an open discussion forum. Although it is expected
 
to attract people from the world citizenship and global
 
justice movement, the wiki welcomes all sorts of  
 
opinions, statements and comments provided with respect
 
for each other position.
 
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http://activism.wikia.com/images/b/bc/Wiki.png<br>
 
The '''''[[wikia:activism:Main_Page|Activism]]''''' Wikia is a place for sharing information about all forms of activism.
 
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http://censorship.wikia.com/images/b/bc/Wiki.png<br>
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Wikileaks is not on this list because despite their name, the website is no longer wiki-based as of December 2010.
'''''[[wikia:censorship:Main_Page|Censorship]]''''' is a Wikia which will provide official
 
and unofficial accounts on censorship, particularly
 
internet censorship in areas such as Iran, so that
 
international observers and activists have a better
 
picture about the situation of freedom of information.
 
The wiki is a space to gather information and analysis
 
on effective ways to bypass censorship.
 
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== Resource wikis ==
 
== Resource wikis ==
 
 
These wikis may be useful for building Appropedia as a project.
 
These wikis may be useful for building Appropedia as a project.
  
 
===Translation, interlanguage issues===
 
===Translation, interlanguage issues===
 
http://translation.wikia.com/images/b/bc/Wiki.png<br>
 
http://translation.wikia.com/images/b/bc/Wiki.png<br>
The '''''[[wikia:translation:Main_Page|Translation]]''''' Wikia is for collaborative  
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The ''[[wikia:translation:Main_Page|Translation]]'' Wikia is for collaborative  
 
translations of free texts and fair use extracts. The  
 
translations of free texts and fair use extracts. The  
 
wiki also provides a meeting space with information  
 
wiki also provides a meeting space with information  
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==Other WikiNodes==
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== Other WikiNodes ==
 
*[http://sca21.wikicities.com/wiki/Sustainable_Community_Action:WikiNode Sustainable Community Action WikiNode]
 
*[http://sca21.wikicities.com/wiki/Sustainable_Community_Action:WikiNode Sustainable Community Action WikiNode]
 
* [[wikia:worldcitizen:WikiNode|world-citizen-wiki's wikinode]]
 
* [[wikia:worldcitizen:WikiNode|world-citizen-wiki's wikinode]]
  
==Non-wiki collaborative sites==
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== Non-wiki collaborative sites ==
 
:''This is a tentative list and probably needs cleaning up.''
 
:''This is a tentative list and probably needs cleaning up.''
*[http://www.worldchanging.com Worldchanging] (choose a category and click "Go." Some interesting appropriate technology articles.)
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*[http://www.worldchanging.com Worldchanging] (choose a category and click "Go." Some interesting [[appropriate technology]] articles.)
 
*[http://www.fullbellyblog.blogspot.com Full Belly Blog]
 
*[http://www.fullbellyblog.blogspot.com Full Belly Blog]
 
*[http://www.howstuffworks.com/ HowStuffWorks] - covers a wide range of topics.
 
*[http://www.howstuffworks.com/ HowStuffWorks] - covers a wide range of topics.
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it's a wiki.  
 
it's a wiki.  
  
==Other WikiNodes==
 
*[http://sca21.wikicities.com/wiki/Sustainable_Community_Action:WikiNode Sustainable Community Action WikiNode]
 
* [[wikia:worldcitizen:WikiNode|world-citizen-wiki's wikinode]]
 
  
==Non-wiki collaborative sites on very relevant topics==
 
:''This is a tentative list and probably needs cleaning up.''
 
*[http://www.howstuffworks.com/ HowStuffWorks] - covers a wide range of topics.
 
*[http://www.crest.org/discussiongroups/index.html CREST] has some good discussion pages - see also the links on left side of [http://www.crest.org/discussiongroups/resources/ this page].
 
  
''See also [[Blogs relevant to Appropedia]].''
 
  
 
===Online volunteering===
 
===Online volunteering===
*[http://www.nabuur.com Nabuur.com] -
 
 
Help without leaving your computer:
 
Help without leaving your computer:
 
*[http://www.nabuur.com/ Nabuur] - "The global neighbour network." Connects local communities in need with online helpers.  
 
*[http://www.nabuur.com/ Nabuur] - "The global neighbour network." Connects local communities in need with online helpers.  
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This is a kind of "WikiNode," showing where Appropedia fits in with other collaborative projects, and hopefully will help create greater synergy. See Green wikis and development wikis for a more rigorous and comprehensive look at this part of the wikisphere.

NOTE: Any wikis which are small and inactive, or heavily spammed and abandoned, should be removed from this page.

Overviews[edit]

For overviews of wikis on particular subjects, see:

Wikipedia[edit]

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, while Appropedia is for non-encyclopedic material - they complement each other. While Wikipedia doesn't have project information or how-tos, it does have a growing collection of information on topics including:

If you are keen to get involved with developing encyclopedic articles on these topics, you may want to check out these collaborations:

Wikis on similar themes[edit]

Some wikis are so similar that we'd probably be best to merge and combine our efforts. The active contributors at Appropedia have suggested this to several wikis:

We seek to collaborate with other wikis, and have discussed this with several including Greenlivingpedia.

Finding wikis[edit]

WikiIndex lists and categorizes many wikis.

Society Gardens: A summary of active, established Wikia sites on serious topics (ie not entertainment or gaming).

Many more can be found with a search engine such as Google. Many of these wikis are not very active, but it may be valuable to contact the community and explore possibilities for collaboration, perhaps joining with a more active community of editors such as Appropedia.

Food, agriculture and gardening[edit]

Transition[edit]

"Transition Towns" started in the UK but this initiative is rapidly spreading worldwide. It represents local communities responding to the twin drivers of Peak Oil and Climate Change, and it draws deeply on Permaculture. It is a grassroots response designed to work together with national and global responses, and to be replicable, community by community.

Transition Towns is a wiki where each "official" Transition initiative has its own wiki or link to its own website. Each local Transition initiative has a forum that is usually pretty active.

Transition Network is the overarching Transition network with a Transition primer and list/map of over 400 groups worldwide "mulling" over taking up the Transition initiative.

See also Green World Trust which, though not a wiki, is perhaps the best introduction to Transition Towns.


International development[edit]

See International development wiki and Category:Wikis for international development
See also the International development category at WikiIndex.

Appropedia is a living library of Appropriate technology, Sustainability and development.

Howtopedia - "simple technologies, simply shared." All in the form of how-tos. Largely taken, with permission, from Practical Action.

Kivapedia is a wiki supporting Kiva, online microlending to small businesses in developing countries. Kivapedia is hosted by and maintained on a volunteer basis, mainly by users of the Kiva Friends community forum.

Disaster relief[edit]

Indian Ocean Disaster Relief Portal (www.tsunamihelp.info)

Why Clublet - interested in the Indian Ocean Tsunami, among other things. "Not in raising money, there's easily been enough of that. But in the people that will be affected for years to come..." (Partly/mainly/wholly from a Christian perspective?)

Sustainability[edit]

The most active and comprehensive wiki on general sustainability issues is Appropedia, as above. For a guide to this area of the wikisphere, see Green wiki and Green wikis and development wikis.

See also the Sustainability category at WikiIndex.

Permaculture[edit]

See Permaculture wiki.

Appropedia covers permaculture, and aims to cover it comprehensively. Other wikis cover it also, but are mostly dormant, very small or spammed.

Ecology[edit]

Climate and Conservation Wiki, from Climateandconservation.org - a scientific wiki, devoted to compiling and disseminating information, summaries, and reviews about conservation of biodiversity and how biodiversity is affected by Global Climate change and Global Warming. This is not a site for you to express your opinions about the existence or non-existence of Global Warming. - offline (server error).

Health and environment[edit]

Heande, an abbreviation for Health, the Environment, and - Everything is a wiki-based website for helping decisions about human health, and environmental factors affecting it.


Technology and design[edit]

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Future is a Wikia about futurology, technology foresight, and futures studies. This wiki aims to develop future forecasts (using scenarios, timelines, etc.), and to write speculative articles on future topics. The wiki's logo is a combination of a nanogear and the DNA molecule, which signifies the importance of nanotech and biotech. The "RTENOTITLE" brackets show that it's a wiki.

Renewable Energy Design is a wikia for collaboration on the detailed engineering design of new or improved methods of capturing energy from renewable sources.

Philosophy of open source, open licenses, free culture[edit]

The Foundation for P2P Alternatives - P2P Foundation:

We function as a clearinghouse for open/free, participatory/p2p and commons-oriented initiatives.

We aim to be a pluralist network to document, research, and promote peer to peer alternatives. Our political aims could be summarized under the following maxims:

  1. ending the destruction of the biosphere by abandoning the dangerous conceptions of pseudo-abundance in the natural world (i.e. based on the assumption that natural resources are infinite);
  2. promoting free cultural exchange by abandoning the innovation-inhibiting conceptions of pseudo-scarcity in the cultural world (i.e. based on the assumption that the free flow of culture needs to be restricted through excessive copyrights etc...).

Sphere of Networks: (note - the P2P Foundation and Sphere of Networks are working together.[verification needed]

This is a website that explains the diverse movement that is promoting Freedom of Information, or whatever else it might be called (free culture, open source culture, etc.), and its associated ideas.

It has different levels:

  • green Nutshell level - simple overview of these ideas,
  • blue Overview - more comprehensive but still straightforward.
  • red Details level - everybody is welcomed to contribute more in-depth information and write and talk.

Sharewiki: The Sharewiki is exploring possibilities of living a life based on sharing, participation, collaboration, giving and taking without quid pro quo - taking those principles that are alive in the successful free software movement to another level.

How tos[edit]

There may be some overlap between our How tos and these wikis:

Howtopedia, described above.

How To Engineer It "will be a comprehensive encyclopaedia of technology which answers questions about how to make modern products in the natural environment from scratch."

wikiHow The How-To Manual That Anyone Can Write or Edit - unfortunately uses a Non-commercial license so it's incompatible with Appropedia, except where the specific authors give permission. Some great pages though.

HowStuffisMade (spam problems, inactive - any value?) - an encyclopedia of and manufacturing processes and labor conditions involved in the production of contemporary products. This information is often hard to obtain and little of this material exists on the web.

Political & policy issues[edit]

Issuepedia - "Issuepedia is the encyclopedia of issues, analysis, thought, and opinion. As with Wikipedia, anyone can edit; unlike Wikipedia, we encourage opinions and rants as well as carefully considered analysis and purely factual writing."

Campaigns and activism[edit]

  • Sustainable Community Action - now on Appropedia: see sustainable community action. A wiki to develop information on all aspects of local sustainability, particularly community run action for sustainability. As well as providing a Local Sustainability Ideas Bank, the site contains a shared work space for developing ideas for networking, both virtual and real world, for local sustainability action and seeks to link up community action for sustainability across the world. Sustainable_Community_Action:WikiNode SCA WikiNode], SCA collaborations page
  • A wiki for Campaigns recently set up by Jimbo Wales, aims to explore new ways of doing politics and campaigns.
  • A wiki for World Citizenship, Global Justice and Global Governance aims to create a new space for publishing and discussing opinion articles on topics related to world citizenship, global justice & global governance. The wiki is construed as a combination of an open journal, a thematic non-neutral encyclopedia and an open discussion forum. Although it is expected to attract people from the world citizenship and global justice movement, the wiki welcomes all sorts of opinions, statements and comments provided with respect for each other position.
  • The Activism wiki is a place for sharing information about all forms of activism.
  • Censorship is a wiki which will provide official and unofficial accounts on censorship, particularly internet censorship in areas such as Iran, so that international observers and activists have a better picture about the situation of freedom of information. The wiki is a space to gather information and analysis on effective ways to bypass censorship.

Wikileaks is not on this list because despite their name, the website is no longer wiki-based as of December 2010.

Resource wikis[edit]

These wikis may be useful for building Appropedia as a project.

Translation, interlanguage issues[edit]

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The Translation Wikia is for collaborative translations of free texts and fair use extracts. The wiki also provides a meeting space with information about translation, and from translators. Information and discussion on the theory and techniques of translation will be included.

Other WikiNodes[edit]

Non-wiki collaborative sites[edit]

This is a tentative list and probably needs cleaning up.

it's a wiki.



Online volunteering[edit]

Help without leaving your computer: