Thursday, July 15, 2010

The #Malayalam#Wikipedia success story continues

At #Wikimania in Gdansk, the news of a CD with some of the best content of the Malayalam Wikipedia was well received. It was not only an important exercise that taught valuable lessons, it was also distributed to 7.000 schools by the government of Kerala.

At Wikimania the developer of the software and Siebrand had a look at the code; together they discussed the optimisation and the internationalisation and localisation of the software. It would be the first software for translatewiki.net where the original software is not written for the English language..

In a new development it shows again the importance of open source and open content. As the CD project is both, its content has been included in a DVD with many Free Software tools and applications. This DVD is sent to 60.000 teachers in Kerala.

If you are interested, there is an online version of the CD and the ISO image can also be downloaded.
Thanks,
     GerardM

6 comments:

andra said...

nice post..

அ. இரவிசங்கர் said...

//It would be the first software for translatewiki.net where the original software is not written for the English language..//

//This DVD is sent to 60.000 teachers in Kerala.//

// it was also distributed to 7.000 schools by the government of Kerala.//

Fantastic.

Tinu Cherian said...

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, displaying the malayalam wikipedia CD at wikimania during his key note address
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2010-07-11-gdansk-by-RalfR-001.jpg

Melethil said...

Great achievement guys!! way to go!

ViswaPrabha | വിശ്വപ്രഭ said...

Dear Gerard,

We, the members of Malayalam Wiki community, must indeed appreciate and thank the Wikimania 2010 participants, especially you, for bringing the Malayalam WikiCD project to the notice of global Wikimedia community.

Thanks to this valuable blog post too!

Nithin said...

Wikipedia meetup to celebrate 10 years of Wikipedia and glorious 8 years of Malayalam Wikipedia at Kochi & Kottayam:

http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kochi

http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kottayam