I think it's especially great that two other Indian languages are 
reusing the software b/c we don't want people to unnecessarily duplicate 
their efforts. How did they find out about the Malayalam CD? Is there 
any dialogue coordination among/between the dev groups?

Kul

On 9/12/10 11:31 PM, CherianTinu Abraham wrote:
> The efforts behind the Malayalam offline Wikipedia CD is really
> appreciable. It required a hardwork of 20+ Wikipedians for more than 2-3
> months to make it a success. They also faced several technical /
> software hurdles which they successfully overcame later. Atleast 2 other
> Indian languages are now re-using this software to make their Wikipedia
> CDs..
>
> But unfortunately media in Kerala state created a silly controversy
> about it and thereby undermining the efforts of these self-less people.
> Glad to know that atleast the rest of the world recognizes the true
> value of their efforts.
>
> Regards
> Tinu Cherian
>
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Kul Takanao Wadhwa
> <kwad...@wikimedia.org <mailto:kwad...@wikimedia.org>> wrote:
>
>     Sorry, I meant Shiju not Shinju. ;)
>
>     On 9/12/10 8:57 PM, Kul Takanao Wadhwa wrote:
>      > This is a great post by Martin, who's been an advocate for offline
>      > Wikipedia for many years. I also like the link to Shinju's post. I'll
>      > work on getting more offline related posts to the Foundation blog as
>      > well to highlight the great work by the Malayalam Wikipedians.
>      >
>      > --Kul
>      >
>      > On 9/12/10 7:42 PM, Arun Ram wrote:
>      >> Thanks for sharing Tinu.
>      >>
>      >> This good work by the Malayalam wikipedians requires all the
>     visibility
>      >> it deserves. There surely would be other wikipedias that would
>     be keen
>      >> to replicate this.
>      >>
>      >> regards
>      >> Arun
>      >>
>      >>
>      >>
>      >> On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 10:08 PM, CherianTinu Abraham
>      >> <tinucher...@gmail.com
>     <mailto:tinucher...@gmail.com><mailto:tinucher...@gmail.com
>     <mailto:tinucher...@gmail.com>>>  wrote:
>      >>
>      >>      Malayalam Wikipedia CD- mentioned in NewYork State
>     University Blog
>      >>
>      >>
>     http://blogs.potsdam.edu/wikipediaoffline/2010/09/08/malayalam-wikipedia/
>      >>
>      >>
>      >>
>      >>      Regards
>      >>      Tinu Cherian
>      >>
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