There are nine active Wikimedia projects:
- Wikipedia (Encyclopedia)
- Wiktionary (Dictionary and thesaurus)
- Wikiquote (Collection of quotations)
- Wikibooks (Free textbooks and manuals)
- Wikisource (Free source documents)
- Meta (Wikimedia project coordination)
- Wikicommons (Shared media repository) - set up in September, 2004
- Wikispecies (Directory of species) - set up in September, 2004
- Wikinews (Free news content) - set up in November, 2004
Memorial Wiki is currently only a 9/11 memorial of 200 pages and not a project proper.
New projects policy
Due to the multiplication of new projects and controversy over the creation of wikispecies, a procedure for starting new projects has been set at New project policy page. Wikinews was the first new project to follow this procedure, which requires an extensive description of the project, the translation of this description into several languages, an positve approval poll by the community, and a final approval by the board of the Wikimedia Foundation.