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 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.
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