• What is the size of Wikipedia?

    The short answer is : 20 GB (give or take). This is also the wrong answer, because all you would have there would be a long, long, unformatted text file – no images, hyperlinks, or even section headers. Great for machine-learning (if that), but little else. If you wanted a printed, human-friendly version, Encyclopedia Britannica-style (each...read more
  • Look at us! We took Stack Overflow offline

    We are happy to announce the official release of a brand new, revamped version of Stack Overflow offline! Thanks to the folks at Stack Exchange, we’ve been able to fully revamp our Stack Overflow-to-Kiwix (Sotoki) scraper and will continue providing not only the SO developer forum, but also an offline copy of every other Stack...read more
  • Unsere ersten Schritte in Indonesien – Global Tangerang School

    Letzte Woche haben wir den ersten Schritt gemacht bei der Verbreitung von Kiwix in Tangerang (Indonesien). Zusammen mit Wikimedia Indonesia und dem Institut Teknologi Tangerang Selatan (ITTS) haben wir eine lokale Schule in einem Aussenbezirk von Tangerang besucht: Global Tangerang. Mit ihren 109 Schülern, 6 Lehrpersonen und 5 Unterrichtsräumen hat die Schule zu wenig Mittel,...read more
  • Our First Step in Indonesia – Global Tangerang School

    Last week was our first step in sharing Kiwix in Tangerang, Indonesia. Together with Wikimedia Indonesia and Institut Teknologi Tangerang Selatan (ITTS), we journeyed to the outskirt of Tangerang to visit a local school – Global Tangerang. With 109 students enrolled, 6 teachers, and 5 classrooms, they have insufficient resources to spare for a stable...read more
  • Be our next library manager

    The world is our oyster, and we need someone sharp as a knife to help us further open it. Kiwix is looking for a Library Content Manager to help us manage our every-growing library. This is only a part-time position at the moment, but on the plus side it is fully remote. What you will...read more
  • Turn your phone into an encyclopedia of fixing things

    Phone is broken? Camera is broken? Your car as well? Then you can either, you know, buy a new one of each or simply try and fix them. And the best resource for that is probably iFixit – a global community of people helping each other repair things. Years ago, iFixit used to provide DVDs...read more
  • 50k DAI prize to make Wikipedia unstoppable

    The Swarm Association is announcing a 50,000 DAI “Wikipedia on Swarm ”prize (paid in BZZ) for a solution that observes a Wikipedia offline archive and uploads it to the Swarm network. The goal is to allow for Wikipedia in any language to be easily uploaded to the Swarm network, making it resilient to the potential grip of censorship....read more
  • Kiwix JS for Windows and Linux v2.0.0 is out!

    This is a big milestone for the lightweight JavaScript-based app!
  • A new partnership to build a decentralized Wikipedia

    Protocols Kiwix and Swarm have joined forces to develop a novel proof-of-concept (PoC) for uncensorable content. The PoC will be leveraged to create a decentralized version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. The goal is to develop the revolutionary PoC during the WEAREMILLIONS (WAM) hackathon. The event, which started on the 1st of March...read more
  • Kiwix-JS 3.4.0 is out!

    There are new releases of the lightweight, JavaScript-based Kiwix JS reader: version 3.4.0 of the browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome and Edge; and version 1.9.6 of the Electron/NWJS and UWP versions of Kiwix JS for Windows and Linux. The browser extension version is very handy, because it is always right there in your favourite browser. You...read more