Our last official release done by the EN:WP Wikipedia 1.0 team was
Version 0.8, released in March, 2011.
We are starting to work on Version 0.9, but we are awaiting a response
from Erik Moeller regarding servers for hosting WikiTrust (used to
filter out vandalism). We do at last have some new people to run our
bot, and they are putting together an article list at the moment. If
everything can progress without holdups, I think it's realistic that we
will have a new collection ready for launch by this summer.
However, that will be another GENERAL release which has not been
filtered for kids (though WikiTrust allows us to avoid vandalized
versions of articles). I notice that the video shows the use of the
2008 "Wikipedia for Schools" that was put together by User:BozMo +
volunteers, and released through a UK children's charity (in
consultation with the 1.0 team). I'm not aware of any new releases for
kids, but it would be great if we could do one.
Martin A. Walker
Department of Chemistry
State University of New York at Potsdam
+1 (315) 267-2271
On 2/26/2013 11:57 AM, Jessie Wild wrote:
Hello all -
RACHEL, a project of World Possible focused on getting open
courseware and educational materials into remote areas via an offline
repository, is updating their materials and is hoping to get an updated
version of offline English Wikipedia. Has there been any advancement in
this by the Wikipedia 1.0 team? I haven't heard for awhile, so am not
sure how to respond to the below request from Noberto!
FYI, here is a cool video of a class using Wikipedia via the RACHEL
Thanks and hope all are well -
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: *Norberto Mujica <World Possible>* <norberto(a)worldpossible.org
Date: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: Repository distribution
To: Jessie Wild <jwild(a)wikimedia.org <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Hope you are doing great. I was releasing 2 new versions of RACHEL this
past weekend, and I was wondering if there is a new version of Wikipedia
offline, like 3 years old we have in our RACHEL repository.
How is your project doing?
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