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[liberationtech] CFP: 28c3 Mesh Network Get-together

Tim Kindberg tim at
Fri Nov 18 02:12:39 PST 2011

Hi Moritz/all,

I'm tempted by the Mesh workshop. Would the following work be of 
interest to the CCC community -- and the liberationtech community?  For 
the past six weeks I've been researching (& have started to build as an 
open source project) applications & system support for ferrying data 
around a crowd over WiFi via mobile phones. Some of the phones act as 
APs. Other, more powerful devices can participate.

It's designed for:

(1) loss of 3G -- using WiFi but without Ad Hoc mode, which Android 
doesn't currently support directly.
(2) more playful applications for crowds.

I'm a systems developer/researcher originally but now I'm more 
interested in how ordinary people can set up, participate in and 
maintain technology such as a network more or less spontaneously, 
despite the rigours of crowd scenarios. Security is not a major 
consideration (although there is some via WAP authentication). Arguably, 
it's not suitable for protests, therefore.

I'm happy to discuss further with anyone interested. I'm putting 
together a technical report here at ITU Copenhagen where I'm a visiting 
researcher (back to Bristol UK on Monday, and my day-job as a creative 



On 18/11/2011 10:30, Moritz Bartl wrote:
> Hi Mesh fans,
> There will be a workshop/meeting slot at the upcoming Chaos 
> Communication Congress in Berlin (Dec 27-30) to bring together mesh 
> network researchers and activists from around the globe. The idea is 
> to have everyone present in a very concise matter what they are 
> working on, what their current obstacles are, etc. Where do we want to 
> be at in two years? In five?
> I am thinking of three slides maximum per group/activity. I will take 
> notes at the session and publish them on the 28c3 wiki afterwards.
> Please send me your slides (if any) before the workshop so we can use 
> one laptop. If you are not physically present at the Congress, I will 
> try and do my best to show off your material.
> Feel free to forward this to relevant lists and people. Get back to me 
> as soon as possible so I can add you/your project to the list of 
> attendees.
> -- 
> Moritz Bartl
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Tim Kindberg
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