Offline Wikipedia

"The Goodall family" by Simon Goodall, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Sailing the South Pacific with a copy of Wikipedia on board: The Goodall Family

The Goodall family is part of a growing number of Wikipedia users that benefit from Kiwix, an offline browser for Wikipedia. The family of five hails from the South American island of Tierra del Fuego and has been sailing across the world for the past year.

"Gentoo-chinstrap" by Hans Oleander, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Hans Oleander: Using offline Wikipedia to guide tours at the bottom of the Earth

Hans Oleander lives and works in southern Germany, but once a year he gets away from his desk and voyages to the bottom of the Earth to spend a few weeks as a tour guide in Antarctica.

"Emmanuel Engelhart-49" by VGrigas (WMF), under CC-BY-SA-3.0

Emmanuel Engelhart, Inventor of Kiwix: the Offline Wikipedia Browser

Wikipedia’s goal is to be the sum of human knowledge, available to anyone at any time, but when billions of people have no internet access at all, how can that goal be realized?


The sixteen-wheeled Wikipedia machine

This profile is part of a series about Offline Wikipedia The Spokes team, just before setting off from California. For most people, a cross-country bike ride sounds like a daunting prospect, but for Ethan Sherbondy, a computer science senior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it was a welcomed challenge. Last…


Bringing the wonder of Wikipedia to rural Kenyan schools

This profile is part of a series about Offline Wikipedia. If you’re fortunate enough to have access to a computer and the Internet, you can get the sum of the world’s knowledge for free thanks to Wikipedia. But if you’re like the majority of the world that isn’t online, how…


Offline Reader available for Sugar

Source: “Fuse-Project”; upload to OLPC-Wiki: OLPC user “Walter” (CC-BY-SA-2.5) In the quest to get the information resource Wikipedia into the hands of the entire world, we are excited to note that the offline Wikipedia reader Kiwix has recently been extended to read offline Wikipedia files on the Sugar operating system! Sugar…


Grand Prix Wikimedia Brazil: racing towards a better Wikipedia

(For the Portuguese version, please see the Wikimedia Brazil site.) It was during Wikimania 2011, in a small restaurant in Haifa, when the news was announced: the largest popular computer manufacturer in Brazil, Grupo Positivo, is interested in installing an offline Portuguese Wikipedia version in their products. All of us from Wikimedia…