Wikisource:Tenth Birthday

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Wikisource 10th birthday!

  Wikisource tenth birthday!

Wikisource went live on November 24, 2003. Six months later, it moved here to In 10 years, a lot of things have happened to make Wikisource what it is today, a free library split in 64 language subdomains. In celebration of this tenth birthday we have created this page to present the Wikisource history, we made a proofreading contest organized by some Wikisources and interviews of some community members.

  Important moments of the Wikisource history

Composite photograph showing an iceberg both above and below the waterline.
  • November 24, 2003: official launch at
  • December 6, 2003: "Wikisource" is chosen as name for the new project
  • July 23, 2004: Wikisource moves to its current URL,
  • August 23, 2005: The creation of subdomain Wikisources is enacted, with the initial 14 subdomains
  • August 2008: Deployment of the Proofread Page extension, written by ThomasV that gives Wikisource a powerful editing tool


We interviewed four long time Wikisource contributors, Yann, Inductiveload, Aubrey and Tpt about their thoughts on Wikisource.
Read the interview

  Proofreading contests

  Birthday wishes from the community