Hello everyone,

This is a soft pre-announcement for the release of WikiFundi V2. And a request at the same time...

WikiFundi is a software that provides off-line editing environment that mimics the Wikipedia environment. WikiFundi allows for training and contribution when technology, access and electricity outages fail or are not available at all. It enables individuals, groups and communities to learn how to edit Wikipedia, and to work on articles collaboratively. Once completed and connected to the internet, these articles can be uploaded to Wikipedia.

The WikiFundi software is intended to support the WikiAfrica movement and Wikimedia volunteers across Africa thanks to Florence Devouard (Anthere) and Isla Haddow-Flood, from Wiki in Africa association. It has been realized in collaboration with Wikimedia CH and Kiwix. It is set up by Anthere, Emmanuel Engelhard (Kelson), Florent Kaisser, Renaud Gaudin and other members of the community. The development of this software is made possible thanks to the Wikimedia Foundation and the Orange Foundation. The WikiFundi software and its documentation are licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

The first version was launched in January 2017 during WikiIndaba. The V2 version is now released.

The best way to get information about the tool is from here : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiFundi/en

Now, the request... James downloaded the two English based versions : WikiFundi Min En and WikiFundi Max En. Whilst he was able to boot the Min version, he did not succeed to boot the Max version.

Would any of you with a raspberry PI 3 available willing to download the Max version and double check if it boots for you ?


It requires one of those amazingly cheap (ok, much cheaper at least) 128GB SD card.

Url to connect: wikifundi.hotspot

Thanks for your help