Announcing: 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...

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...

Kiwix-JS 3.3.0 is out!

Kiwix-JS is a light-weight alternative to Kiwix for Windows but most importantly it is the one powering the Kiwix browser extensions for Chrome, Edge, and Firefox! Because of some limitations its primary purpose is to help people access Wikipedia offline, as at the...

Open-source is transparency!

We have just released Kiwix-desktop 2.2.0, fixing as usual a number of bugs. Such is software development. What’s interesting, however, is to look how the project has grown since the first grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, when we told them about building...

Help build a resilient internet, win bounties

Kiwix and Swarm are pleased to announce their new project – making Wikipedia censorship resistant! From 1–21 March, artists, gamers, developers, activists, crypto and non-crypto people will come together in the 2nd Fair Data Society Festival & Hackathon: if...

And now for some art

Since February this year it is possible to support Kiwix while purchasing some Art. The project is called The Art Pledge, and purports to share part of its proceeds with selected non-profits. Artists decide which Sustainable Development Goals they want to support with...
Free and open-source software for the win (episode 256)

Free and open-source software for the win (episode 256)

This old man and his grandson live in the village of Jaz-Kechuu, Kyrgyzstan. The place only got electricity last year. They’re watching a very traditional game of Kok-Boruu or, as everyone knows, “horseback polo with a goat”. The Kyrgyz government decided at the...