hi,

Since this is going to happen for the first time, I agree with Srikanth L, that 
it is best to give ourselves a few months. I think this will also give 
sufficient time for the technologies to be tested out. 

I also think we should take the benefit of the lessons learnt by other NGOs in 
the country who've done stuff like this. Someone suggested OLPC folks. We might 
be interested in approaching such folks as well. 

User:Prad2609

Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 18:19:58 +0530
From: ashwin.bain...@gmail.com
To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] An Offline Wikipedia for the Aakaash Tablet?

I concur heartily. There are no quick fixes. First of all we need topic lists. 
We need to decide a balanced 500 topic list for India comprising primarily 
India articles. This will be the base of any Offline effort.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 6:16 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan 
<parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:

I agree with you.
60 days is too less. It would take atleast 6-7 months of editing and working to 
bring out such articles.--~~~~

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 6:04 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

Just a word of caution here. 
Lift and ship approach will be a disaster. So any article that goes into Kiwix, 
must be reviewed / tagged for legal compliance (Maps, others!), be of decent 
quality and avoid controversial topics(Caste topics Hell no). We must also 
check for copyvio images etc. It requires fair amount of reviewing on the 
content side. When it comes to Indic, spell check, language quality also 
matters. Just sharing some points we considered to bring a quality offline 
version of Tamil. We were taken by scale of content copyediting work that such 
an offline project requires. I am sure WikiProject:India on enwp has no more 
volunteers than any Indic wikipedia(atleast comparable to Tamil) and I 
seriously don't think we can do justice for something like this in 60 days.




Regards,Srikanth L

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