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On Sep 8, 2015 3:27 AM, "Jane Darnell" <jane...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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