HowTo wiki was firstly launched by Inyuki, based on the idea (2005-01-22) based on hypothesis that it is possible to organize the mankind's knowledge about how to create all the things we have in fact created.
Later, it was taken over by the Wikisolutions (2005-05-08, with a goal to provide ready solutions like software) by Moa3333. At that time page looked like this: Main page (Mao3333's). Moa3333 gave also new ideas on it like the guidelines used inside howtos and proposed making it a A wiki-based open and free vendor-independent solutions provider.
Now, it is a kind of mix of the two projects, we are still trying to determine, what it actually will actually be, but the final purpose and goal written in the icon on the upper left corner will remain the same.
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