The offline apps have also been downloaded 100 of thousands of times
mostly from people in LMIC.
Wikipedia Zero faced the controversial about net neutrality. And thus
we were legally banned from continuing in India.
Douglas Scott and I discussed the effects of the program in South
Would you please send a few or more paragraph description of the
accomplishments and costs of the Wikipedia Zero program to the
I also would love to see it back. The concerns about zero rating
service abuse are real, but they did not apply to WZ no matter how
And for those who didn't see it on Social Media:
The first story is about Bojan, who uses Wikimedia as a tool to promote
LGBT rights in the homophobic, conservative context of Serbia.
On Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_Equity_Calendar/1
As is my custom, I have answered the call for fundraising message; this
time with 14 alternatives to the $3 cup of coffee:
I am confident this approach will leave all future fundraisers in the dust.
On November 16th, Wikimédia France held its annual General
Assembly and partialy renewed its Board. We are particularly glad and
proud of announcing that for the first time our chapter has reserved a
seat for a candidate appointed by the community.
Here is a brief
presentation of the
I'd like to share our current events page collaboration, covering Word AIDS
Day, which is today, December 1,with a compendium of events worldwide :
I encourage anyone interested to edit and expand and update this page, and
to make it
Top-down and Bottom-up:
Wikipedia relies on volunteers and can really be considered to be a
"bottom-up" encyclopedia project, where the readers can also add content
and become part of the project. I consider that the Kiwix offline Wikipedia
is also very democratic in that anyone can copy and share
Peter we were celebrated when we received the Erasmus prize. It was a
joyous occasion and a clip was shown with children from Soweto explaining
what Wikipedia Zero meant for them. At the time we DID have statistics on
growth from Africa. We did know what growth was attributable to Wikipedia
I am also interested in what the impact of Wikipedia Zero was, but it is not
obvious to me how it would be measured.
The board members are unlikely to have personally researched this, but might
know if there is or was a project and if so what they are or were trying to
On Sun, 1 Dec 2019 at 11:09, Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> What I have noticed is that once consensus has been reached, we do not want
> to be confronted with the consequences of our actions. Wikipedia Zero has
> damaged our outreach and what the BBC info reminds us of is that Internet,
> the cost
What I asked for is: do we understand what the impact was of the Wikipedia
Zero project. In the answer of James, a board member of the WMF someone who
could know, there is nothing that answers that question. All the answer
does is deflect the question to something else. A notion that it
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