23 Mar - 25 Mar 2012: BattleMesh v5 Warmup in Sarantaporo (GR)
26 Mar - 01 Apr 2012: BattleMesh v5 in Athens (GR)
Wireless Battle Mesh v5 is at hand and it is time to bring together the agenda. As last year's attempts to construct an agenda was well received and provided the grounds for numerous healthy discussions the broad majority asked for similar action. However, the number of talks is going to be reduced to leave more time for individual discussions and testing.
To allow an efficient handling of your submission, please provide the following information and send them to me directly in form of an email:
* your name
* the type of your slot (talk/workshop/panel discussion/lightening talk)
* your topic headline
* your topic description which can brief (does not need to exceed a couple of lines) but should provide a reasonable summary of your talk
* the dates of your stay at the event + (optional) preferred day for your slot
* length of the slot if you wish to do a workshop (all other slots will be limited to one hour - notify me in advance if you think that is not enough for you)
Feel free to contact me with your ideas in case you are unsure about your topic. Last year's agenda also should be able to provide some insights: http://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV4/Agenda
Submissions are accepted until and including the 16th of March. Everyone missing this deadline still has the opportunity to apply for a lightening talk slot. These slots can be acquired by simply contacting me during the event. The list of registered lightening talks will be published in the battlemesh wiki.
The final program will be made available in the aforementioned wiki during the second week of March.
L-VN is a tool for overlay network creation based on IP in UDP encapsulation performed in Kernel space without encryption/authentication of the tunneled packets. The idea of L-VN is to exploit the IP/UDP encapsulation kernel module proposed for GSoC 2010 to develop a VPN/Overlay tool based on IP/UDP encapsulation performed in kernel space with no “security services” for the encapsulated packets (i.e. no confidentiality, no authentication). The goal is to provide a lightweight overlay network tool that might be preferable to other VPN/Overlay solutions for devices with limited computational resources. The project is a Freifunk-Ninux.org proposal, and is sponsored by the Google Summer of Code 2011 program.L-VN consists of 3 main elements:
The code is available through the ninux SVN repository, at the path: https://svn.ninux.org/svn/ninuxdeveloping/ipudp/v02. Comments, remarks or any kind of support will be truly appreciated.Contacts: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.orgThis article appeared first on Ninux.org: http://blog.ninux.org/2011/09/05/gsoc-2011-l-vn-lite-virtual-network/
Do wireless communities around the world really need another map server? Here in Ninux we believe that the answer is yes!Enter Nodeshot an open source wireless community map server written in python and based on django, focused on ease of useand performance.Why a new map server? Mainly because we had some precise needs that the current open source map servers can’t satisfy easily:
Instead of modifying and hacking the existing alternatives we decided to make a new one, trying to keep the code clean and well commented (which was one of the hardest tasks).The frontend is built in HTML5 and it does an intensive use of jQuery and the Google Map API.The backend is based on the django admin and it permits to easily administer the app.These are the main features of the nodeshot:
During the development we used github to commit changes and several merges have occurred in some cases when different developers were working to fix some issues.The project has revealed to be more complex than what was expected but at the same time has been really engaging and fun.There is still work to do though, actually we are translating and optimizing the app. We’ll keep working on nodeshot so that we can arrive quickly to a stable and performant release, we hope we’ll attract new developers from all around the world that will help us to push forward this new open source project!Meanwhile, you can check the demo and you can download the source code on github.This article appeared first on the website of Ninux.org: http://blog.ninux.org/2011/09/06/gsoc-2011-nodeshot
I’m writing about the results achieved with my Google Summer of Code project, for the Ninux community, under the umbrella of Freifunk (I thank them both for the opportunity they gave me).Briefly it consisted in developing a video chat feature for Diaspora*, a distributed social network.This project has received a very big feedback and appreciations from the entire Diaspora community, including the core team, who helped and supported me during the development.Basically, it provides two new functionalities to the Diaspora engine:
The Ninux community, under the umbrella of Freifunk, developed four awesome open-source projects for the Google Summer of Code program 2011: a front-end for RadioMate, a new mapserver (called nodeshot), a video and chat extension to the social networking engine Diaspora* and a new tunneling tool.In this post I will write about RadioMate, the project I was involved in. Then posts on the other projects will follow!There are many web-radio projects that are closely involved in the world of Community Networks: in Rome Fusoradio and Radio Sonarare an active part of the community and relay on the ninux network for their streaming, in Leipzig Radio Blau (which transmits also in FM) gives big spaces to the Freifunk project, or RadioCona in Ljubljana, where the Wlan Slovenija project is based.Often these web radios have to relay on closed-source software platforms as the available open-source solutions don’t fit their needs.RadioMate is a free (as in freedom) community-wise Web-radio management system. Some of its features are:
Starting Friday June 3 till Sunday June 5, 2011 freifunk.net, c-base and the German community invite you to the "Freifunk Wireless Community Weekend" at the c-base space station in Berlin. where
ad hoc workshopsall the ad-hoc workshops will take place in the seminar roomhackingmainhall hackcenter (Irgendwo an einem Tisch)social
Hardware BasarMany wifi activists has lockers and shelfs full of wifi equipment, boards, enclosures, wifi cards, antennas, cables and pigtails. A lot of wifi stuff just sits there and wait to be used or just gets dusty. If this equipment still works and can be used better, lets re-use it and share it to the wifi community.So bring it with you to the wireless community weekend and gift it to a big live moderation stage auction. All parts starts at one euro, the collected money goes back to the community as a donation to give a financial support the wireless community weekend event.
Zioproto posted a cool video with some impressions from Battle of the Mesh v4. Enjoy!