Botwiki was started on 18 March 2007 as a collaboration between Filnik and Snowolf, it was originally known as "Fkregex" (fkregex.sno.cc) or "Pywikipedia". Back then it was primarily for the development and testing of Pywikipediabot scripts. In 2009 the project became dormant for awhile but in 2011, Snowolf together with Doug began rebuilding the project as a repository of code and a place to learn about all bots. You can help: See Botwiki:Strategic planning for ideas or join us on #botwiki (our IRC channel).
The project's goal is to spread knowledge about wikibots and promote their development and use.
The project isn't organized in the same way as Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects (we have namespaces for programming languages for one thing) and we have different licensing than WMF projects. Please be sure to review our copyright rules before you upload a file or contribute code. In general, if you contribute code it will be licensed by default under the Expat license, though you may choose other GPL compatible licenses.