[Foundation-l] Sat-Ed - Rural Education
Platonides at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 21:22:31 UTC 2007
John Hawker Sat-Ed wrote:
> Dear Wikipedia Foundation,
> My apologies if this is inappropriate or considered spam.
> I read today with great interest the story on providing the Wikipedia
> most popular stories on a CD.
> Sat-Ed provides connectivity to rural sites via satellite.
> While we do use Internet at the sites, we are always trying to cache as
> much content on site as possiblem, this is because we need to protect
> the bandwidth as much as possible.
> I would be very interested in placing the CD contents on our "Digital
> Library" at our sites and school sites for evaluation.
> While I assume the first ones are in English, our prime languages at the
> moment are Thai, Malay and Vietnamese with Mandarin (for mainland China)
> Can you please suggest the technical and marketing people we can talk
> with to arrange this.
> We only have a few sites at the moment, in Thailand, schools in Thailand
> and test sites in Ghana, with Vietnam, Malaysia and PRC to follow very soon.
> Your thoughts also on what we do and how we can improve greatly welcome.
> Kind Regards
> John Hawker
I'd recommend you setting up a Wikipedia mirror of those wikis using the
database dumps found at http://download.wikimedia.org/
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