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[liberationtech] seeking open wireless projects

Mitar mmitar at gmail.com
Sat Jul 20 02:09:53 PDT 2013


Hi!

I found one of existing documents on the topic:

http://openwaves.ws/


Mitar

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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