First grants announced from the Wikimedia Endowment to support technical innovation across Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects
The Wikimedia Endowment, the long-term fund established in 2016 to support the future of Wikimedia sites, has announced its first recipients of grant funding. The initiatives that will receive grant funding include Abstract Wikipedia, Kiwix, Machine Learning, and Wikidata.
Kiwix is connecting the unconnected
In Eritrea or Cuba, people routinely buy Wikipedia for one dollar. Wait, what? Isn’t Wikipedia free? Of course it is—Wikipedia, in fact, is entirely free and very easy to reach if you are not one of four billion people who still do not have internet connectivity. If you are, however, having problems to access your….
Wikimedia Foundation and Kiwix partner to grow offline access to Wikipedia
The Wikimedia Foundation has announced a partnership with Kiwix, the free and open-source software solution that enables offline access to educational content, to expand and improve access to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects globally. This partnership will include a $275,000 contribution to Kiwix to further enhance offline access to Wikipedia in parts of the world….
Offline-Pedia converts old televisions into Wikipedia readers
There are villages in the Ecuadorian Andes that are so small you cannot find them on a map. Cajas Juridica is one such place, located just 13km north of the equator. But two engineering students, Joshua Salazar and Jorge Vega, and the staff of Yachay Tech University have figured out a way to give discarded….
Don’t panic! Build your own Hitchhiker’s Guide with Wikipedia
Enter Kiwix, the offline Wikipedia reader.
Gabriel Thullen on bringing offline Wikipedia to West African schools
A chat with Gabriel Thullen, a Wikimedian who worked with schools in West Africa to test the Kiwix offline Wikipedia browser during the 2016–2017 school year.
The future of offline access to Wikipedia: The Kiwix example
A chat with a developer of Kiwix, an open source software which allows users to download web content for offline reading, and the future of offline access to Wikipedia.
Children in Mali can now read Wikipedia offline, thanks to MALebooks e-readers
MALebooks e-readers provide an offline library to children in Mali, including the French version of Wikipedia and over 4,000 educational books. This experimental project addresses the serious lack of books for children in Mali, and is made possible by Kiwix developers, Wikimedia Switzerland and other supporters.