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Open Site

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Open Site is a free internet encyclopedia with many editors. Anyone is welcome to sign up and become an editor, but must be approved as suitable by 'Meta' editors. The Open Site software is open source under the Mozilla Public License.

The Open Encyclopedia Project, as it is otherwise known, is created with an ontology based on that of Open Directory Project, of which it is a spin-off. This is opposed to Wikipedia which creates entries without organising content in subcategories of other topics.

The ontology is provided to categorize the content included in the encyclopedia and therefore make it easier for the user to find what they are looking for.

Open Site states that "the data of the project is and will remain available under a free license". It also accepts public submissions that meet the criteria for inclusion.

In May 2004, a group of Open Site editors opened The Open Site Public Forum, which was created to provide a channel of communication between the general public and the editors.

See also: List of encyclopedias, Wikipedia

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