Zero-rating is bad, except when it’s good

How would you describe the difference between values and principles? Values are things that define us, in particular when times are tough. They are non-negotiable and there is no shortcut on them. Principles, on the other hand, and more like guidance: they point in...

Google Summer of Code 21 is on!

It’s official: Kiwix will be mentoring students as part of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) for the 4th year in a row, next to the likes of Qemu, the Python Foundation and many, many others: check them out here! What is new this year? Google’s requirements...

Let there be light

New cool product / project from our good friends at EduAir: a lamp. But not any lamp. EduEnergy is a low-consumption light bulb with an integrated wi-fi hotspot and content. Which contents, you ask? There’s Wikipedia, but also games for ages 3-5, MOOCs, books...

What we did with your money

This is the year-end email that has been sent to Kiwix donors and supporters in December 2020.   Hello | News | Cool | Next Who is this? My name is Stéphane, I’m the co-founder of Kiwix, and this is a short email to tell you what we did this year with your money....

Zim it up!

It’s there. Finally, a tool for anyone to generate their own zim file! Yes, it is that awesome. And it is called Zimit. How does it work? As you can see, the web interface is pretty lean – it is what we put under the hood that matters. On your end, you...

Kiwix-JS 3.0 is out!

The lightweight web app and browser extension version of Kiwix, Kiwix JS, has now reached version 3.0. It is primarily intended for use as a browser extension/add-on, and you can find one for your browser by searching for Kiwix in the Mozilla, Chrome and...

Kiwix is a Falling Walls winner for Digital Education

Recognition is always nice – Kiwix won this year’s Falling Walls award in Digital Education for breaking the Wall of Connectivity! Here is the video that got us there: And here is the follow-up interview Thanks very much to the Falling Walls team who had...

State of the Kiwi

Here is a broad update of where we stand in terms of technology for the project. First, the chart below summarizes broadly our tech stack and may or may not help you navigate what follows: Overall Kiwix is healthier than ever, with about 30% more code contributors,...