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About WikiFundiEdit

First releaseEdit

Leaflet presenting WikiFundi V2
WikiFundi poster released during Wikimania 2018 for the launch of V2
WikiFundi was the focus of a lightning talk. Here, Georges, Nfana and Florence posing with the posters at the French convention 2018)
Florence and Katherine Mayer (director of Wikimedia Foundation) at Wikimania Cap Town 2018 during the poster session
At the Wikimania Stockholm 2019
UserGuide V2 - October 2018
Leaflet presenting WikiFundi at release. WikiFundi was first released early 2017

The WikiFundi is a software that provides off-line editing environment that mimics the Wikipedia environment. WikiFundi allows for training and contribution when technology, access and electricity outages fail or are not available at all. It enables individuals, groups and communities to learn how to edit Wikipedia, and to work on articles collaboratively. Once completed and connected to the internet, these articles can be uploaded to Wikipedia.

The WikiFundi software is intended to support the WikiAfrica movement and Wikimedia volunteers across Africa thanks to Florence Devouard (Anthere) and Isla Haddow-Flood, from Wiki in Africa association. It has been realized in collaboration with Wikimedia CH and Kiwix. It is set up by Anthere, Emmanuel Engelhard (Kelson), Florent Kaisser, Renaud Gaudin and other members of the community. The development of this software is made possible thanks to the Wikimedia Foundation and the Orange Foundation. The WikiFundi software and its documentation are licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Second releaseEdit

A second release occured in Fall 2018. It features bugs fixing, improvement of user experience, and better software-size optimisation. This second version is financially supported by a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation and is hosted by Wiki In Africa Association.

Choice of Software nameEdit

Wiki - self explanatory...

Fundi (/ˌfʊndɪ/, not /ˌfʌndɪ/)[1] - in Bantu languages from South Africa to Tanzania (Swahili) and Congo (Lingala) fundi means a learned person. Depending on environment this could be a teacher, an expert in general, a skilled artisan or master craftsperson, an expert in a particular area. The term has crossed over also into other languages like Zimbabwean and South African English.

Motivation for WikiFundi as the project name:
School children in southern Africa refer to each other as being a “fundi” - as in “can you help me with my homework, you’re such a maths fundi”. Wikipedia is associated with being clever, it imparts knowledge. The use of the term Fundi is a play on words - Wiki Fundi teaches you a skill, and it also gives you access to knowledge. It is a clever programme that teaches you how to teach others by writing articles about things that you are passionate about.
The software will be called WikiFundi - as it makes those who engage with the software into experts at editing Wikipedia, and ultimately experts in their subject by contributing to Wikipedia.

Elements of communicationEdit

News and activitiesEdit

Links to download the softwareEdit

V2 version (November 2018)Edit

In 2018, we released several packages to faciliate maximum use of the tools. The resources that may be found in the packages are the following.

  • WikiFundi FR : offline editable environment that provide a similar experience to editing Wikipedia, with a French interface
  • WikiFundi EN : offline editable environment that provide a similar experience to editing Wikipedia, with an English interface
  • Ressources : those are various ressources, pdf, images, audio and video, that can be useful. This is a mix of English and French medias.
  • Vikidia: the content of the encyclopedia for 8-15 years old
  • Wikipedia: the content of the famous online encyclopedia
  • Wikiquote: the content of the quotation-based website
  • Wikisource: the content of the free library
  • Wiktionnaire: the content of the free dictionnary
  • WikiMed: the content of the medical encyclopedia
  • WikiMooc: videos of the Wikimedia France mooc

Most of those resources include text and images, but no videos.

The packages available for download are:

  • Package “WikiFundi Min Fr”: this package includes: WikiFundi en français, WikiFundi in English and the mix resources. Requires a 32 GB SD card
  • Package “WikiFundi Max Fr”: this package includes: WikiFundi en français, resources, Vikidia, Wikimooc, Wikipedia, WikiMed, Wikiquote, Wikisource and Wiktionnaire (français). Requires a 128 GB SD card
  • Package “WikiFundi Min En”: this package includes: WikiFundi in English and resources. Requires a 24 GB SD card
  • Package “WikiFundi Max En”: this package includes: WikiFundi in English, resources, Wikipedia, WikiMed, Wikiquote, Wikisource and Wiktionnary (English). Requires a 128 GB SD card
  • Package ”WikiFundi Fr Ecoles” : this package includes: WikiFundi en français, Vikidia and resources. Requires a 24 GB SD card
  • you may also contact Florence for a specific package

All packages are available for download from here :
Url to connect: wikifundi.hotspot or https://wikifundi.hotspot or http://wikifundi.hotspot

Tech ReadMe and bug report


V1 version (January 2017)Edit


Tech ReadMe and bug report


Tech road mapEdit

Github for the new version :

  • Nov 2018: release of V2
  • 14 mai 2018 : First fonctionnal Docker Image to install and configure MediaFundi with an unique container
  • 21 mai : Script using Pywikibot to synchronize articles and templates (without medias) from a config file (for FR/EN)
  • 28 mai : Script using Pywikibot to synchronize medias related to synchronized articles. Check if all data appears in the synchronized articles.
  • 4 juin : Publication of the Docker image on Docker hub. Using a continuous integration solution
  • 11 juin : Fixe display issues for main browsers on multiple OS : Ubuntu, MacOS, Windows 7+, Android.
  • 18 juin : Publication of a online version. Script to export MediaFundi as a tarball.
  • 25 juin : Kiwix integration.
  • 1 juillet 2018 : Collects of issues after online publication


See alsoEdit

About first release

People working on async issues

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Thank you Ingo for the clarification