Der Freifunk Rheinland e.V. veranstaltet vom 17. - 19. August 2012 ein Wireless Community Weekend rund um das Thema Freifunk. Es findet in Düsseldorf statt und bietet Sessions mit Vorträgen, Workshops und Grillen.
Chaos Computer Club Düsseldorf / Chaosdorf e.V.
Hüttenstr. 25 40215
Wir organisieren Gästebetten und Unterkünfte in naheliegenden Hostels. Bitte hier eintragen.
Wer einen Vortrag halten möchte meldet sich bitte per Mail an kontakt at freifunk - rheinland punkt net
Techtorium war neulich beim Lokalsender Radio Berg und die Gruppe hat ueber ihr Freifunkprojekt berichtet.
Radevormwald wird zum Hotspot. Die Gruppe Techtorium macht es möglich. Demnächst soll in der ganzen City kostenloses Internet zur Verfügung stehen. Techtorium ist eine Gruppe Jugendlicher Computerfreaks, die im Auftrag der Stadt an dem Freifunk arbeiten. Das kostenlose WLAN war ein Thema am Donnerstagmorgen bei Radio Berg-Moderatorin Brigitte Mackscheidt. [http://radioberg.de/berg/rb/738648/programm/am_morgen]
Hakais has put up some info about student projects that were accepted as Freifunk Google Summer of Code projects and which are taken care by Guifi.net. Two students involved in Guifi.net have been accepted for the Gsoc 2012.
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. We have worked with the open source community to identify and fund exciting projects for the upcoming summer. One of these projects is named Guifi.net integration for QMP system, which has been applied by Joel Espunya and mentored by Pau Escrich. The main objective of it is to provide an easy way to use the QMP Mesh firmware inside the Guifi.net community network. (http://guifi.net/en/node/47699)
More info on the projects:
The main purpose of QMP (Quick Mesh Project) is to provide an open and free software solution for the quick deployment of a WiFi network based on Mesh/MANET technology. It is focused to be useful mainly in the wireless community network. It is based on OpenWRT Linux and it is completely OpenSource.
The QMP project was drafted by Guifi.net (http://guifi.net/en) active members during year 2010. It was started on the beginnings of 2011 thanks to the funding of a local fundation named puntCat (http://www.fundacio.cat/en_index.html). This funding was ended on december 2011. However the project development still alive by a volunteers team.
Strictly speaking, a Mesh network is one where all nodes (participants) are routers, meaning that all the nodes accept and forward packets from other nodes according to the routing rules. Thanks to this property the physical topology of the network is only restricted by the need of all nodes to be connected through at least one link.
A community network is a network made and maintained by the same participants. Unlike the model used by the global telecommunication companies (which are business-focused), each user is owner of his stretch following the philosophy make-it-yourself. Using some agreements and organizations (e.g web site) they are able to connect with neighbours, neighbours of the neighbours and so on.
The objective of the project is to provide a software solution to easy integrate the Guifi.net characteristics into the QMP system.
Currently QMP is a working system, that can be used to easy deploy a Mesh Network but there are several missing features. One of them is the integration with the Guifi.net community. It can also be used as a template for the integration of other Network Communities like Freifunk, Funkfeuer, AWMN, etc.
Just after the Wireless Community Weekend 2012 at the c-base, the next event is approaching. Starting Wednesday May 23 till Saturday May 26, 2012 the freifunk community participates in the Linuxtag Berlin. There is space for community members available and the opportunity to present own projects. Depending on the level of participation of the community we can showcast freifunk projects on a shared booth or get our own booth. Please add your name to the list of potential participants in the wiki and add how long and how you would like to contribute to this event.
Starting Friday May 18 till Sunday May 20, 2012 freifunk.net, c-base and the German community invite you to the "Freifunk Wireless Community Weekend" at the c-base space station in Berlin.
Updated Info in the wiki: http://wiki.freifunk.net/Wireless_Community_Weekend_2012
Sign in at: http://wiki.freifunk.net/WCW12:participants