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...
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...
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...

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,...

How to report a bug

Tickets -be it bug reports or feature requests- are the basics of any software improvement. The lack of tickets or poorly written ones seriously impair a healthy software development. Like building a house on weak foundations, this should be avoided. Why open a...