I think it is a a *very* good idea, but I think anything involving hardware
can't be sponsored by WMF

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 11:46 AM, Leinonen Teemu <teemu.leino...@aalto.fi>
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Right, Jane. The ”box" is not connected to the internet but is a mass
> storage with WiFi. People can access the content saved to the device with
> their mobile phones.
>
> There are initiatives to provide Internet connections to the refugee
> camps, as it is nowadays relatively high in a priority list (probably right
> after the sanitation, water, food, health services and electricity). Still,
> I am afraid that there are many less well-organized refugee camps where
> there are no internet connection. In these locations thousands of people
> could find the offline content, such as the one provided by the
> internet-in-box very useful.
>
> This would be a nice way to realize our mission "to disseminate
> educational content effectively and globally".
>
>         - Teemu
>
> PS. In general I am against offline-Wikipedia but exceptional situations
> need exceptional solutions.
>
> > On 8.9.2015, at 10.13, Jane Darnell <jane...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > all they need is wifi to connect to the box I think, so it would be just
> > one box not connected to the internet with a wifi access.
> >
> http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/surprised-that-syrian-refugees-have-smartphones-well-sorry-to-break-this-to-you-but-youre-an-idiot-10489719.html?cmpid=facebook-post
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 1:15 AM, Tomasz Ganicz <polime...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Well.. this is imaginable scale - I don't think if WMF have enough
> >> resources to provide free internet to such a huge group of people
> packed in
> >> a number of huge camps sometimes without basic facilities such as
> >> electricity... See the picture of just one camp:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:An_Aerial_View_of_the_Za'atri_Refugee_Camp.jpg
> >>
> >> Syrian people live in camps in Lebanon and Turkey for third year (since
> >> 2012)... There is even not enough basic schools and simple paper
> textbooks
> >> for children...
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 2015-09-07 21:45 GMT+02:00 Leinonen Teemu <teemu.leino...@aalto.fi>:
> >>
> >>> Hello people,
> >>>
> >>> Just an idea. Number of Syrian refugees is over 4,000,000 people,
> mostly
> >>> residing in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.[1] Refugee camps are set
> in
> >>> all in these countries.[2]
> >>>
> >>> Internet-in-a-Box[3] is a a WiFI-device with "Wikipedia in 37
> languages,
> >> a
> >>> library of 40,000 e-books, most of the world's open source software and
> >>> source code, hundreds of hours of instructional videos, and world-wide
> >>> mapping down to street level.”
> >>>
> >>> Could we as a movement get the internet-in-a-box to the refugee camps?
> >>>
> >>>        - Teemu
> >>>
> >>> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refugees_of_the_Syrian_Civil_War
> >>> [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_refugee_camps
> >>> [3] http://internet-in-a-box.org
> >>>
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