Wikis are websites that the users can edit directly within their browsers.
Ward Cunningham, who has put the first wiki online, called the concept the WikiWikiWeb after the hawaiian word for fast (wiki) because of the described gain of speed in the editorial process.
The contents of many of those websites get licensed under a free license (free content) to explicitly enable sharing of them. This makes wiki websites great sharing places for (free) knowledge. There exist many many wikis out there on the web - on many many topics. (If you haven't noticed yet: The Sharewiki itself is a wiki, of course - see the "edit" links? ...)
Related Community Wiki's
- Appropedia is the site for collaborative approaches to sustainability, poverty reduction and international development.
- Wiki on the impact of Peer to Peer technology and thought on society.
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- A free encyclopedia written from an anarchist perspective.
- FreeCulture.org is the home of the student movement for free culture
- A movement dedicated to the collaborative development of tools for replicable, open source, modern off-grid "resilient communities."
- wikiindex.org - a index of wikis in a wiki - a wiki of wikis, an index wiki ... (indexing thousands of wikis)
- wikindex.com - another wiki index with automatically generated searchable lists of wikis with data on the activity of a wikiwikis in a wiki - a wiki of wikis, an index wiki ... (indexing
- wiki.wetpaint.com - a wiki about wikis