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<h3>A brief history ===How we got started===This site was created by importing about 1200 Buddhism related articles from Wikipedia. About 100 of the origins imported articles were articles that [[User:Dorje108]] had developed as a Wikipedia editor. (About 50 of this site</h3>those articles were small articles on the [[mental factors]] and other Buddhist terms.)
This site was created by importing about 1000 Buddhism related articles from Wikipedia. About 100 of the imported articles were articles that [[User:Dorje108]] had developed as a Wikipedia editor. The reason for starting this new site was that we reached an impass impasse on Wikipedia--we had different views from other Wikipedia editors on Wikipedia on how these articles should be developed and we were unable to reach a consensus.
So we decided to set up a new site so that we can develop these articles as we think best. Our guiding principle is a non-sectarian approach based on the [[Rimé movement]]. This non-sectarian approach means that we try to present the views of different Buddhist traditions and of modern academic scholars without bias or judgement.
For longer versions of this more about our historywith Wikipedia, see:* [[Blogs:Dorje108/A_short_story_about_the_origins_of_this_siteA short story about the origins of this site]]
* [[Blogs:Robert_Walker/Origins_of_this_Encyclopedia_-_Buddhism_Project_in_Wikipedia]]
 
 
===Wikipedia license information===
Wikipedia licensing permits anyone to create a ''fork'' of their content, and develop the content as they wish, as long as they include the proper attribution to the original Wikipedia article. In our case, each article that has been imported from Wikipedia includes an attribution at the bottom of the page, with appropriate links to the source article and it's authors.
 
This site also has articles that we developed without relying on Wikipedia content.
 
===Wikicommons images===
Most of the images on this site are imported directly from [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikicommons ], which is a free media repository developed as a [https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_projects Wikimedia project]. You can view all the relevant copyright information and other details about these images by clicking on the image within the article.
 
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