Not sure who needed this today but we played with Bing’s copilot and ended up with a pretty cool new desktop background, and it looks equally good on Linux, macOS and Windows desktops: Get yours here!
Kiwix Content Update #2
What's new at Kiwix.
Kiwix is tech – but how much does our tech stack cost (in 2023)?
Turns out that our offline service uses lots of online services.
Wiki loves Folklore
A small part of our job is to support Wikimedia Foundation user groups with their accounting (we act as fiscal sponsors, meaning that we lend them our non-profit status so that they can lead their activities and we take care of the paperwork). Among the folks we are happy to help are the Wiki loves...read more
Kiwix Content Updates #1
Number Uno – 22 August 2023 – Quarterly(-ish) New content available for download at Kiwix The CIA world factbook – background info on every country in the world. LINK Army Publishing Directorate – the US Army’s centralized publication system (form, manuals, etc.). LINK Bibliothèque numérique romande (in French): 22,808 free ebooks. LINK All Android...read more
Kiwix4Schools mentorship Q&A, June 9, 2023
The event took place over Zoom, everything went smoothly thanks to the ever-efficient Ruby (seconded by Eugene and Jael). This hour-long meeting turned to 90 minutes of discussions, which is testament to the participants enthusiasm (and their need for answers. Took down some notes while questions were flying, putting them here for posterity (and in...read more
Our docker images are on now GHCR.io
We have been pushing our images to both docker.io and ghcr.io for a good while now (2y+). Following the recent (March 2023) announcement, re-announcement then cancellation announcement, we have decided to only publish our images to ghcr.io for the foreseeable future. For clarity’s sake, we have decided to remove all our images from docker.io as well. We are sorry if this caused you...read more
We’re hiring! Senior Python developer wanted
Kiwix is the leading offline solution for people who cannot access internet content – be it because of data cost, low connectivity, or outright censorship. It is free, and open-source. Simply put, our software copies the entirety of websites that can then be downloaded as zim files and stored locally : for example, we made...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
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