Wikisource:Tenth Birthday

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Wikisource 10th birthday!

  Wikisource tenth birthday!

Wikisource went live on sources.wikipedia.org November 24, 2003. Six months later, it moved here to wikisource.org. 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 sources.wikipedia.org
  • December 6, 2003: "Wikisource" is chosen as name for the new project
  • July 23, 2004: Wikisource moves to its current URL, wikisource.org
  • 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

  Interviews

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