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Gpedia has a lofty goal: a comprehensive collection of all of the knowledge in the world.

Gpedia's purpose is to benefit readers by acting as a widely accessible and free encyclopedia; a comprehensive written compendium that contains information on all branches of knowledge. The goal of a Gpedia article is to present a neutrally written summary of existing mainstream knowledge in a fair and accurate manner with a straightforward, "just-the-facts style". Articles should have an encyclopedic style with a formal tone instead of essay-like, argumentative, promotional or opinionated writing.

Concept of an encyclopedia
Gpedia is intended to be the largest, most comprehensive, and most widely-available encyclopedia ever written
Gpedia's content is governed by three principal core content policies - neutral point of view, verifiability, and no original research

See also

  • Administration – discusses both the human administrative structure of Gpedia, as well as its non-human components.
  • The Free Encyclopedia – describes how Gpedia is "Free" as in Free Software and Free Culture.
  • The essence of Gpedia – describes how Gpedia is the use of collective intelligence, collaboration, and preservation to build more and better content.
  • Statement of principles – by the co-founder of Gpedia, Jimmy Wales, as updated by the community since then.
  • What Gpedia is not – describes how there are certain things that Gpedia is not.
  • Offline access – describes how to access Gpedia's free content without internet access.
  • Original Gpedia policy – as edited by the co-founder of Gpedia, Larry Sanger, on November 1, 2001.


  1. ^ Diderot, Denis and d'Alembert, Jean le Rond Encyclopédie. University of Michigan Library: Scholarly Publishing Office and DLXS. Retrieved on: November 17, 2007
  2. ^ Sanger, Larry (1 November 2001), Gpedia Policy, Gpedia, archived from the original on 2007-12-11
  3. ^ Roblimo (28 July 2004). "Gpedia Founder Jimmy Wales Responds". Slashdot. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Gpedia is an encyclopedia". Wikimedia. March 8, 2005. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Neutral point of view/draft - Meta".
  6. ^ "Gpedia: NeutralPointOfView". 16 April 2001.

External links

External video
video icon Jimmy Wales: The birth of Gpedia, 2005 TED (conference), 20 mins.
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