"The code is free and libre," Muffet added. "I am doing it because it's worth doing."
The dark web Wikipedia service is currently read-only since Wikipedia blocks editing the site over Tor. However, increased interaction with the service will reportedly require Wikipedia's involvement in the project.
"I'd like to demonstrate the experience to people, so it's no longer something abstract," Muffett told Motherboard. "I'd be delighted if Wikimedia use this, or even roll their own solution; the important thing from my perspective is to demonstrate the concept, and my open-source EOTK tool makes it nearly free to provide such a proof of concept."
Motherboard reported that Wikipedia continues to be blocked in Turkey after it was first blocked by the government during the 2016 attempted coup. Wikipedia editor Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian-Palestinian digital activist, is reportedly believed to have been executed by the Syrian government shortly after he disappeared in 2015