Events

Wireless Battle Mesh v4 - Video by Zioproto

Zioproto posted a cool video with some impressions from Battle of the Mesh v4. Enjoy!

Wireless Battle Mesh V4 from Saverio Proto on Vimeo.

Freifunk Google Summer of Code 2011

Freifunk has been is again a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code. We are looking forward to more people joining development. Please propose ideas for the program on our idea page. Students wishing to apply, please check out the Student Check List in the wiki and join us on irc://irc.fu-berlin.de/#freifun and freenode.net #freifunk.

Our mailing list is here: http://freifunk.net/mailman/listinfo/wlanware

You can also use the OpenWrt mailing list for discussing Freifunk specific plugins and tools with OpenWrt devevlopers: https://lists.openwrt.org/mailman/listinfo/openwrt-devel

The application period starts on March 28, 2011. Please use the time to discuss your ideas beforehand already.

Timeline: http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2011/timeline

  • March 28:19:00 UTC, Student application period opens.
  • April 8: 19:00 UTC, Student application deadline.
  • April 25: 19:00 UTC, Accepted student proposals announced on the Google Summer of Code 2011 site.
  • May 23: 1. Students begin coding for their GSoC projects; 2. Google begins issuing initial student payments provided tax forms are on file and students are in good standing with their communities.
  • July 11: 19:00 UTC, Mentors and students can begin submitting mid-term evaluations.
  • July 15: 19:00 UTC, 1. Mid-term evaluations deadline; 2. Google begins issuing mid-term student payments provided passing student survey is on file.
  • August 15: Suggested 'pencils down' date. Take a week to scrub code, write tests, improve documentation, etc.
  • August 22: 19:00 UTC, Firm 'pencils down' date. Mentors, students and organization administrators can begin submitting final evaluations to Google.
  • August 26: 19:00 UTC, 1. Final evaluation deadline, 2. Google begins issuing student and mentoring organization payments provided forms and evaluations are on file.
  • August 29: Final results of GSoC 2011 announced

Links

* Idea Page: http://wiki.freifunk.net/Ideas

* Student Check List: http://wiki.freifunk.net/Student_Check_List

* Mailing List http://freifunk.net/mailman/listinfo/wlanware

* Freifunk GSoC Page http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/show/google/gsoc2011/freifunk

* Google Open Source Programs: http://socghop.appspot.com

Freies WLan in Berlin mit Freifunk - Veranstaltungsinformation

Wie angekuendigt findet am 31. Maerz eine Veranstaltung zu Freiem WLan in Berlin mit Freifunk im Radialsystem in Berlin stat. Der Ablaufplan ist wie folgt:

18:30h Einlass
19h Beginn

Vorträge

  • Begrüßung & Einführung: Wulf und Stefan Ziller
  • Was ist Freifunk? Jürgen Neumann
  • Netz- und Dienstleister-Trennung: Ulf Kypke
  • Wichtige Punkte bis dahin:
  • Freifunk auf dem Kirchendach: Sven Ola-Tücke
  • Freifunkhain: Ulf Kypke
  • Beuth-Schule und Freifunk in der Wissenschaft, Afrika: Alexander Morlang
  • OLPC & VillageTelco: Elektra Wagenrad
  • Recht: Dürfen, aber Haften?: Jochen Bokor
  • Wirtschaftlicher Nutzen: Iris Rabener, Ingo Rau (via cven)
  • Szenarien zur politischen Umsetzung: Stefan Ziller
  • Offene Diskussion: Statements gern von allseits gesehen

Ab 21h: Ausklang im Foyer & Empfang mit Speis und Getränk

Ort/Datum

Mittwoch, 31. März 2010, 19 - 21 Uhr
Radialsystem V GmbH - www.radialsystem.de
Holzmarktstraße 33 - S-Bhf. Ostbahnhof

Wireless Battle of the Mesh V3 - June 2-6, 2010 in Bracciano, Italy

The next 'Wireless Battle of the Mesh' will take place from Wed 2nd till Sun 6th of June in Bracciano (near Rome), Italy. The event aims to bring together people from across Europe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N., and OLSR. This third WBM will be improving the testbed conditions for mesh protocols with standardized testing procedures that will be reported after the event for the wireless communities.

On the development side, a flashing tool will be presented to simplify the deployment of such wireless networks based on OpenWrt stable release and packages for each protocol.

If you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, or have an interest in mesh networks you have to check this out!

Informations about the event are gathered at: battlemesh.org

The Wireless Battle of the Mesh is an event that aims at bringing together people from across Europe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N., OLSR, and Static Routing. It is a tournament with a social character. If you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, or have an interest in mesh networks you might want to check this out! The goal of the WirelessBattleMesh events is to set-up hands-on testbed for each available mesh routing protocol with a standard test procedure for the different mesh networks. During the different WBM events, similar hardware and software configuration will be used based on the OpenWRT BoardSupportPackage and packages for each protocol implementation. The WBM events are also a great opportunity to develop testing tools for PHY/MAC radio layers (drivers, scripts and PHY analyzers). 

Google Summer of Code: The event will also offer opportunities for students and mentors participating in Freifunk Google Summer of Code to meet up and work on projects.
 
Date
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The "tournament" will take place from June 2-6, 2010.

Location
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The event will take place in the camping Porticciolo in Bracciano, Italy. along the border of the lake of Bracciano, just North-West of Rome.

Registration
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Registrations will be available at different hackerspaces (Fusolab, HSBXL, /tmp/lab, metalab, CCC, ...) and on the official website for the event at http://battlemesh.org

Fees
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Every participant needs to donate 50 EUR (this should cover the costs for the camping, and the infrastructure). To finance this event, we ask you to pay when subscribing (paypal, bank transfer or cash).

Contact
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* Web: http://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV3
* Email: contatti@ninux.org
* IRC: irc.freenode.net #battlemesh

Freifunk Google Summer of Code 2010 - Student Applications

Freifunk has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2010. We are looking forward to a great summer with more people joining development. Please propose ideas for the program on our idea page. Students wishing to apply, please check out the Student Check List in the wiki and join us on irc://irc.fu-berlin.de/#freifunk.

Our mailing list is here: http://freifunk.net/mailman/listinfo/wlanware

You can also use the OpenWrt mailing list for discussing Freifunk specific plugins and tools with OpenWrt devevlopers: https://lists.openwrt.org/mailman/listinfo/openwrt-devel

Every application is welcome. We are not only looking for experienced students, but for anyone wishing to contribute to LXDE also after the summer.

The application period starts on March 29, 2010. Please use the time to discuss your ideas beforehand already.

Timeline: http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2010/timeline

  • March 29th 2010: Application period for students begins.
  • April 9th 2010: Student application deadline. The earlier you start the more probable it is that you will be accepted! There is two way feedback during the application process which really helps you improve and clarify your application before this final deadline.
  • April 26th 2010: Accepted student proposals are announced.
  • May 24th 2010: Coding begins!
  • July 12-16th: Mid-term evaluation.
  • August 9th: Pencils down!

Links

* Idea Page: http://wiki.freifunk.net/Ideas

* Student Check List: http://wiki.freifunk.net/Student_Check_List

* Mailing List http://freifunk.net/mailman/listinfo/wlanware

* Freifunk GSoC Page http://socghop.appspot.com/org/show/google/gsoc2010/freifunk

* Google Open Source Programs: http://socghop.appspot.com

Freies WLAN für Berlin / Freifunk für Berlin!

[via Cven (rebroadcasted)]

Viele wollen es - viele reden darüber - wie kann's gehen?

Der Gedanke eines stadtweiten, drahtlosen Internetzugangs wurde lange hoch gehandelt, haber bis heute nicht umgesetzt. Ungeachtet dessen haben sich im Freifunk-Projekt zahlreiche Menschen selber per Wireless-LAN WLAN) vernetzt.

Berlins freifunk.net und die Abgeordnetenhaus-Fraktion der Grünen laden ein, diese offene und freie Struktur kennenzulernen, bzw. Möglichkeiten und Handlungsoptionen für die digitale Zukunft Berlins zu diskutieren. Ziel der Veranstaltung ist die Debatte für ein "freies WLAN für Berlin" zu qualifizieren.

Lange gewollt, aber vorerst gescheitert: Der politische Wille Berlin flächendeckend den drahtlosen Zugang zum Internet mittels WLAN zu ermöglichen fiel auf unfruchtbaren Boden. Drei Jahre versuchte der Senat vergebens ein Unternehmen zu gewinnen, ein solches Angebot umzusetzen.

Seit rund acht Jahren vernetzen sich in Berlin viele Bürgerinnen und Bürger selbst miteinander - unabhängig von politischer Förderung oder wirtschaftlichen Interessen. Das Projekt freifunk.net entwickelt technische Verbesserungen und ermöglicht den Netzzugang selbst in Internet-technisch sonst unerschlossenen Gegenden.

In mehreren Kurzvorträgen werden Freifunk, die dahinter steckenden Prinzipien und Techniken, wissenschaftliche und wirtschaftliche Seiten sowie der den rechtlichen Hintergrund erläutert. Im zweiten Teil soll die Frage wie wir einem "Freien WLAN" in Berlin näher kommen können, im Mittelpunkt stehen.

Mittwoch, 31. März 2010, 19 - 21 Uhr
Radialsystem V GmbH - www.radialsystem.de
Holzmarktstraße 33 - S-Bhf. Ostbahnhof

und um das genug Schnittchen geordert werden können, bitten wir um eine kurze Mail an netzpolitik@buero-ziller.de - aber auch spontan ist jedeR herzlich eingeladen.

Links:

Originalmeldung: https://cven.crew.c-base.org/serendipity/index.php?/archives/41-Freies-WLAN-fuer-Berlin-Freifunk-fuer-Berlin!.html

Freifunk Google Summer of Code 2010 applications

Freifunk is again applying as a project for the Google Summer of Code 2010. For students it is a good way to get deeper involved into Free and Open Source Software and freifunk specifically. During the summer students have the chance to code on freifunk and get paid by Google.

Some other projects also offer freifunk related work. Check out the GSoC site after March 18 when the info on participating projects is released.

We are already gathering project ideas, as a way to start for applicants here. If you are interested to join freifunk at the summer of code and would like to discuss project ideas, please join us on IRC at #freenode on irc://irc.freenode.org and on the mailing list: http://freifunk.net/mailman/listinfo/wlanware

If you have already an idea about a project you would like to do, please also leave your idea here as well: http://wiki.freifunk.net/Ideas

Background info on Google Summer of Code

The most common question we get from students is “How do I prepare for Google Summer of Code?” The simple answer is not to wait for the program to get involved in open source. Start checking out projects now: take a look at documentation, check out their source code and idle in some IRC channels to see what interests you. The projects who have been past participants in Google Summer of Code are a great place to start; use the categorized list of mentoring organizations (e.g. projects listed by programming languages) from 2009 to help you get started.

About Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We have worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 3,400 students and more than more than 3,000 mentors & co-mentors from nearly 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code. Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.

* Frequently asked questions: http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2010/faqs

* Freifunk Project Ideas: http://wiki.freifunk.net/Ideas

Vortrag zum Thema Rechtliche Gefahren offener WLANs

Am kommenden Donnerstag, den 4. Februar 2010 findet in Mainz ein Vortrag zum Thema "Rechtliche Gefahren offener WLANs und Lösungsansätze" statt. Veranstalter ist die Freifunk-Initiative Mainz in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Arbeitskreis Vorratsdatenspeicherung Rhein-Main.

Zugängliche WLANs sind eine hilfreiche Einrichtung, bergen aber auch rechtliche Risiken für Betreiber wie Nutzer. Traurige Berühmtheit hat etwa die von der Rechtsprechung entwickelte 'Störerhaftung' erlangt, dank der selbst das altruistische, unentgeltliche Betreiben eines WLAN-Hotspots ein kostspieliges Vergnügen werden kann. Ahnungslose Nutzer wurden festgenommen. Welche Probleme gibt es und wie lassen sie sich lösen?

Der Referent ist Jurist vom Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft der Universität Frankfurt. Los geht es um 19 Uhr. Eingeladen sind alle an der Thematik Interessierten.

Ort: pengland (Anfahrt)
Eintritt: frei
Start: 19 Uhr

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