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...
Thaki gives a new life to your old computers

Thaki gives a new life to your old computers

Does your company have end-of-cycle computers that they would like to donate? if the answer is yes, then do reach out the Thaki folks at once so that these machines can get a second life in Lebanon and the Levant! Thaki brings digital literacy skills to kids across...

Zim-tools 3.0.0 is out!

After announcing the libzim7 release a month ago, we are proud to follow-up with the release of version 3.0.0 of the Zim-tools. Zim-tools is the Swiss-army knife for manipulating ZIM files and is actually a suite of command line tools (more info on building and...

Libzim 7 is out!

This is with great joy that we can announce the official release of libzim 7.0.0. This is one of the biggest releases we have ever made: Almost one year of effort; 15,000 lines of code changed; Nearly 100 tickets closed; Code coverage increased from 50% to 85%. What...
Here’s what impact looks like

Here’s what impact looks like

How do you define success? How do you know that your project is really having an impact? Ross Patrick Azogbonon is a teacher in Benin. We’d never heard of him before he simply tweeted this photo a couple of weeks ago. He found Kiwix to be so useful that he and...
Offline connectivity in Ghana: How they do it

Offline connectivity in Ghana: How they do it

Maxwell Beganim is an Educator at the Tertiary and Secondary level. He is also a Wikipedian, a member of Open Foundation West Africa and wanted to train students on Open Knowledge. But he needed a solution to a long standing problem of connectivity in the region. How...