With respect to Jorge's questions:
1) All devices are 128 Gb now
2) They ship with MDWiki and en Wikipedia at least.
3) Everyone who has received a device has also agreed to fill in a
questionnaire at some point. Havn't gotten around to that bit yet.
4) I also collect what people want it for when they reach out. Answers vary
from home schooling, to living on a boat, to time capsule, to hurricaine
backup, to medical clinics in the developing world, to local libraries.
5) Most are going to the US but also some to Europe, Canada, and Australia.
The rare device to the DRC, East Timor, and India.
On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 11:15 AM <offline-l-request(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Send Offline-l mailing list submissions to
> To subscribe or unsubscribe, please visit
> You can reach the person managing the list at
> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
> than "Re: Contents of Offline-l digest..."
> Today's Topics:
> 1. Re: Internet-in-a-Box (Jorge Vargas)
> 2. Re: Internet-in-a-Box (Adam Holt)
> 3. Re: Internet-in-a-Box (Samuel Klein)
> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2022 10:36:08 -0400
> From: Jorge Vargas <jvargas(a)wikimedia.org>
> Subject: [Offline-l] Re: Internet-in-a-Box
> To: Using Wikimedia projects and MediaWiki offline
> Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
> Hi James! So lovely to hear from you.
> Out of curiosity, can you share more about what latest build of the
> internet in a box at estoy shipping? Where are they going and how did they
> reached out? What content are you shipping them with and what memory
> capacity do you have?
> Super interesting stuff!! Are you planning to get any feedback from these
> users once they start testing and suing the devices? That would also be
> really cool learning.
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2022 at 11:51 PM James Heilman <jmh649(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > We have seen a significant increase in interest in these devices this
> > month, having shipped 24 devices so far.
> > As such we are increasing what we charge to distribute them to 50 USD
> > so we are not losing money on each device. Also hopefully this will make
> > easier for others to get into distribution.
> > --
> > James Heilman
> > MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
> > _______________________________________________
> > Offline-l mailing list -- offline-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
> > To unsubscribe send an email to offline-l-leave(a)lists.wikimedia.org
> *Jorge Vargas* (he/him)
> Director of Partnerships
> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
> M: (+1) 415.404.9536
> I work from Miami, USA. My time zone is UTC/GMT -4/-5.
We have seen a significant increase in interest in these devices this
month, having shipped 24 devices so far.
As such we are increasing what we charge to distribute them to 50 USD each
so we are not losing money on each device. Also hopefully this will make it
easier for others to get into distribution.
MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian