Juergen Neumann and Xavier Carcelle present the Open Hardware Initiative at the Open Tech Summit in Taiwan 2008. Focus is the history of the Open Hardware Initiative（開放硬體歷史）、the vision（未來展望） and mission（主要使命）.
Google Video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5178162784628658442
Xavier Carcelle has put some videos online from the Open Tech Summit in Taiwan at the beginning of 2008. Juergen Neumann of the Freifunk Community talks about the beginnings and history of open Wi-Fi.
Innovative und herausragende Entwicklungen sowie Anwendungsmöglichkeiten kabelloser Kommunikation stehen im Mittelpunkt der fünften Fachtagung „Wireless Communication and Information“, die am 16. und 17. Oktober 2008 von der FHTW Berlin und dem Stiftungs-Verbundkolleg Informationsgesellschaft Berlin der Alcatel-Lucent Stiftung für Kommunikationsforschung organisiert wird. Zu dem wissenschaftlich-technischen Gedankenaustausch werden namhafte nationale und internationale Referenten aus Wissenschaft und Forschung sowie aus Entwicklungsabteilungen der Industrie erwartet.
Mehr Infos hier: http://inka.fhtw-berlin.de/wci/
Saverio from the Italian Ninux community has now published a video interview Daniel Paufler and I conducted with them at the Wireless Community Weekend in Berlin. Thank you very much for the great montaggio! It is real fun to watch!
Direct Link: http://www.vimeo.com/1052320
In Berlin, at C-Base, people from wireless communities all around Europe meet to share ideas and experiences. See this interview by Mario Behling with free networks activists from Ninux.org and Freifunk.net
What happened to the application of the freifunk community (Blog entry) for the Google Summer of code? Well, as you can guess by now, unfortunately we did not get it.. even though we were close. I had asked Leslie Hawthorn and she wrote us back the following lines:
"I know OpenWRT and like them. We simply couldn't accept everyone. You folks made our short list if that helps. I can give you more feedback if you send me the URL for your ideas list. Is there a way Google can help you beyond Summer of Code? Leslie Hawthorn"
We had some nice ideas. Our intention was to serve as an umbrella for all the freifunk projects here, but maybe we can join the program next year. We still have the ideas pages, which is probably also intresting for developers who want to join freifunk projects in the future.
Some of the project ideas were/are:
The Freifunk Wireless Community Weekend 2008 is over. I had a fantastic time meeting so many people pushing the idea of free networks to new hights. The interest in free wireless was overwhelming and we probably had more than double the number of the 51 visitors who put their names on the participants list. Many developers were taking part. We saw presentations about OpenWRT, B.A.T.M.A.N., the HorstTool, mikroFM, OpenHardware and the Luci-Interface for Freifunk networks. Receiving questions about "free networks and the implications of the law" regularly, we were extremely pleased that Reto Mantz recently published a doctoral thesis about this subject and held a presentation at the WCW (slides now available).
Besides German communities we were very happy to meet many friends from other countries like www.guifi.net from Catalunia, Spain, Sergey Yugov from Russia, Jesper Svarre with 28 people from Denmark and our friends from the Rome community ninux.org.
Together with the help of Italian and German Freifunkers Saverio and me made tons of interviews. Be sure it will not take two years this time to see them online ;-) Get a little taste of the WCW2008 with the first of a series of videos already published by our Italian friends.
Per ora vi lascio con questo breve video, che mostra qualche immagine della domenicale del Wireless Community Weekend. Molto presto verranno pubblicate le interviste. (http://blog.ninux.org/2008/05/05/lultima-sera-al-wcw2008/)
Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGZcH49j4hw
Ein Blick zurück in das Jahr 2006. In meinem Archiv habe ich ein Interview mit Freifunkern beim Wireless Community Weekend 2006 gefunden. "Bluse" aus Sundhausen und Bastian Bittorf von Freifunk Weimar berichten über die Fortschritte beim Bau freier Netze in ihrer Region.