We got a bunch of prizes this year but the one award that really matters is the one that was officially confirmed this morning: the Mozilla Foundation has selected Kiwix to build ZIMit, a universal scraper to turn online content to the offline-compatible ZIM format.
The plan at this stage is to start work early next year and have the project completed by end of 2020. Ultimately we hope that everyone will be able to create their own zim files to distribute in offline environments :-)
I see that Wikimedia Deutschland is running an advent calendar on knowledge equity (ie access to knowledge for, you know, people without access).
They have a couple of stories lined up already on famously sidelined places like Norway and Taiwan. I'd expect most of the 20+ others to be written up already, yet to my knowlege they haven't reached out to Kiwix so we could point them to people doing deployments in Africa, India, South America, US & European prisons und so weiter.
By the look of it they seem very much focused on people building knowledge rather than distributing it, and I can see a couple of good reasons for that. But I'm still half hoping that they did, in fact, reach out to someone else on this list and that offline access will be mentioned somehow. Can anyone confirm they spoke with our German friends?
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_Equity_Calendar [https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_Equity_Calendar]