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[liberationtech] seeking open wireless projects

Mark Summer mark.summer at inveneo.org
Fri Jul 19 15:41:40 PDT 2013


In addition there are a number we ( Inveneo, a non-profit based in San
Francisco ) have worked on here are just a few:

Northern Uganda - http://boscouganda.com/
Dadaab north eastern Kenya - http://www.inveneo.org/projects/dadaabconnect/
Chuuk, Micronesia -
http://www.inveneo.org/2013/05/connecting-schools-in-micronesia-using-long-distance-wifi/

Also many others come to mind like wireless Nepal (
http://www.nepalwireless.com.np/ ) and Airjaldi (
http://drupal.airjaldi.com/ )

Mark


On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Mitar <mmitar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> I hope you checked this list:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wireless_community_networks_by_region
>
> :-)
>
> There were already few times people were analyzing existing wireless
> networks. I think you should get into the contact with those
> researchers. (At least I know that I had to answer interview questions
> few times already.) Currently, as far as I know, part of this current
> EU project is to also analyze existing networks. I would recommend
> that you get into the contact with them:
>
> http://confine-project.eu/
>
> And of course with everybody involved in International Summit for
> Community Wireless Networks.
>
> http://wirelesssummit.org/
>
> I am involved with wlan slovenija, http://wlan-si.net/.
>
>
> Mitar
>
> On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Dan Auerbach <dan at eff.org> wrote:
> > Hi libtech,
> >
> > We at EFF are writing up a taxonomy of existing "open wireless"
> > commercial or non-commercial projects that have launched and would love
> > input from folks on this list. So far we are looking at:
> >
> > Fon - http://corp.fon.com/
> > Comcast -
> >
> http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/comcast-unveils-plans-for-millions-of-xfinity-wifi-hotspots-through-its-home-based-neighborhood-hotspot-initiative-2
> > Karma - https://yourkarma.com/
> > Ruckus - http://www.ruckuswireless.com/
> > KeyWifi - is this project still active?
> >
> > We're sure there are many more, and wanted to see if people here could
> > help by pointing us towards launched projects to add to the list. It's
> > hard to draw a bright line between what counts as a "launched project"
> > vs, say, a technical solution. For example, we don't want to include a
> > protocol like EAP-SIM or firmware that has optional open wireless as a
> > launched project, but firmware that ships with "default on" guest
> > networking might qualify. Any suggestions you have are great so don't
> > hesitate to let us know about any cool thing related to open wireless,
> > just please don't be offended if we decide not to categorize it as a
> > launched project.
> >
> > Our goal is NOT to promote these solutions, but rather just to give an
> > idea of what's out there, what desirable properties each offering has,
> > and what properties it lacks. For example, we think decentralized
> > solutions that have no captive portals or authentication and are
> > universally available are preferred. We do not want to get into a
> > discussion of the security properties of open wireless, or any
> > discussion about the merits of one solution vs another -- we are simply
> > seeking information on what is out there.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > --
> > Dan Auerbach
> > Staff Technologist
> > Electronic Frontier Foundation
> > dan at eff.org
> > 415 436 9333 x134
> >
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