[[Image:Wikibooks-logo.svg|right|150px|Original Wikibooks logo]]
'''Wikibooks''', previously called ''Wikimedia Free Textbook Project'' and ''Wikimedia-Textbooks'', is a project of [[Wikimedia Foundation]], initiated on July 10, 2003. Wikibooks is the home for [[Wikijunior]].
The project is a collection of free textbooks and manuals. You can edit any book module right now by clicking on the ''edit this page'' link that appears in every Wikibooks module.
The project was opened in response to a request by Wikipedia's [[w:User:Karlwick|Karl Wick]] for a place to start building open content textbooks such as ''organic chemistry'' and ''physics'' in order to bring education to humanity and reduce the costs and other limitations to top-quality learning materials. It was started on July 10, 2003 and has been growing steadily since. As a result of the continuous growth, ''Wikibooks'' was split into several language-specific subdomains on July 21, 2004.
All of the site's content is covered by the [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license]. Some of the first books were completely original and others began as text copied over from other sources of textbooks found on the Internet. Contributions remain the property of their creators, while the [[w:Copyleft|copyleft]] licensing ensures that the content will always remain freely distributable and reproducible. See [[copyright]]s for more information.
The site is working towards completion of several complete textbooks, which will eventually be followed by mainstream adoption and use of texts developed and housed there. Printable [[w:PDF|PDF]] versions can now be generated on-the-fly, and PediaPress provides print-on-demand services. The Wikimedia Foundation's [[wmf:Press releases/Wikis Go Printable|press release]] has more details.
For ligations to wikibooks, use the [[wikilink]] '''<nowiki>[[b:| ]]</nowiki>'''
== Current work ==
== Important pages ==
* [[www.wikibooks.org template]]
* See also the column concerned in the [[table of Wikimedia projects]]
== Discussions ==
* '''[[mail:textbook-l|textbook-l]]''' mailing list
* [[b:Wikibooks:Reading room|Wikibooks:Reading room]] at English Wikibooks
== News ==
* [[Wikimedia News#Wikibooks|Wikibooks Milestones]]
** [[b:Wikibooks:Reading room/Bulletin Board|Wikibooks:Bulletin Board]]
== Media ==
* [[/logo|new logo]]
== Interlanguage cooperation ==
[[Embassy#Wikibooks]] provides a list of Wikibooks embassies - best way to contact other Wikibooks.
==== List of Wikibooks ====
[http://wikistats.wmflabs.org/display.php?t=wb <b>External Source</b>], dynamically
sortable to any
self-updating every six hours by cronjob
[http://wikistats.wmflabs.org/displayw.php?t=wb <b>External Source</b>], generated
wikisyntax, which manually is being
pasted [[Wikibooks/Table|in this page]]
Note: This list includes closed wikis. The following Wikibooks projects are closed: aa, ak, als, as, ast, ay, ba, bi, bm, bo, ch, co, ga, gn, got, gu, kn, ks, lb, ln, lv, mi, mn, my, na, nah, nds, ps, qu, rm, se, simple, su, sw, tk, ug, uz, vo, wa, xh, yo, za, zh-min-nan, zu (44 total).
''Note: The Alemannic Wikibooks has been imported into the Alemannic Wikipedia. Now it's a separate namespace within als:wp: [[:w:als:Buech:Houptsyte|Alemannischi Biecherei (Wikibooks)]].''
== External links ==
* [//wikibooks.org/ Wikibooks]: developing and disseminating textbooks and other texts.