Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia content for in-flight entertainment?

2017-07-31 Thread
As it happens, as part of my early career in avionics, I was responsible for the software side of the flight certification of the first inflight entertainment systems, both for CAA and FAA. Unless the interpretation of regulations has significantly changed, the snapshot of Wikipedia(s) would have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia content for in-flight entertainment?

2017-07-31 Thread Dennis During
Wouldn't there be significant bandwidth limitations on aircraft? So WMF content would require additional storage. Presumably, only selected WMF content would be actually carried on board, with other made available on-demand. On Jul 31, 2017 5:38 AM, "Andy Mabbett"

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia content for in-flight entertainment?

2017-07-31 Thread Andy Mabbett
On 30 July 2017 at 23:13, Pierre-Selim wrote: > airline will need a business case to cary more weight How heavy is Wikipedia? -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia content for in-flight entertainment?

2017-07-30 Thread Daren Welsh
Why stop at read-only content? Why not take advantage of people trapped in a can for their flight time? You could solicit contributions from people, most of whom probably have never contributed to Wikipedia before. You could even gamify it based on competition between those on the same flight, one

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia content for in-flight entertainment?

2017-07-30 Thread James Heilman
Amazing idea. I guess one could email them and offer this. Would not add weight on their end as it is simple digital. The entertainment system would be completely separate from the flight systems so would not have significant certification issues. James On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 4:50 PM, Lodewijk

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia content for in-flight entertainment?

2017-07-30 Thread Lodewijk
I know that KLM included some cuts from Wikipedia articles in their onflight system to explain sights from at least San Francisco. Not sure whether they made it scale, probably not. Lodewijk On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 12:13 AM, Pierre-Selim wrote: > Certification process

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia content for in-flight entertainment?

2017-07-30 Thread Pierre-Selim
Certification process for the hardware of kiwix might be a tremendous pain in the ass. And second point the airline will need a business case to cary more weight (count about 3.5% of the weight as extra fuel burn per hour). That said I'd love to use Wikipedia on an IFE. Le 31 juil. 2017 00:02,

[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia content for in-flight entertainment?

2017-07-30 Thread Daniel Mietchen
Hi, during long flights, I have often been wondering why there is no Wikimedia option in in-flight entertainment systems. As I am normally offline during flights and I normally don't think about in-flight stuff while on the ground, I never actually asked around, so after a long flight yesterday,