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
- Wikispecies (Directory of species) - set up in September.
- Wikinews (Free content news source) - set up in November
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. Wikinews was the first new project to follow that procedure, which requires an extensive description of the project (and its translation in several languages), an approving poll by the community and a final approval by the board of Wikimedia Foundation.