Freifunk attendees had the chance to discuss Community Networks with Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel from Intel at the Google Mentor Summit. Linus said, it was impressive to see the growth of community networks around the world and it is exciting to see so many people working on Linux for embedded devices.
I am very happy to have participated do GSoC 2014, this experience have permitted to me to learn a lot about opensorce comminity and programming, i have learned also Lua programming language, while it seemed a little ugly to me in the firsts times I ended up loving it.
This GSoC project permits to people installing Libre-Mesh on their devices and have device specific quirks already solved by the hardware detection module, without user intervention, while it permits to developers to write little modules to easly supports new hardwares and solve their quirks.
In particular in the second part of my GSoC I have improved hardware detection, in particular I have created a module to autoconfigure TL-WDR3600 and a module that permits to Libre-Mesh to detect wan port of a lot of routers taking advantage of the OpenWRT infrastructure.
While creating those new modules I have also realized how to improve general Libre-Mesh infrastructure and committed various improvement to the hardware-detection branch, that is now in the official repository ready for merging in develop branch.
Futhermore, during the last phase of this project I have optimized the code including modules I have written in the first period like usbradio detection module.
Obviously all this work have been possible thank to the help of the community that helped me in the whole coding period.
Best Regards ;)
Wie jedes Jahr, trifft sich auch dieses Jahr die hallesche Freifunk-Community im Sommer am Hufeisensee. Es ist ein regionales Treffen, welches offen für alle Freifunk-Communitys ist. Hiermit möchten wir euch einladen am 19.07.2014 vorbei zu schauen.
Diesmal sind wir zu Gast auf dem Vereinsgelände vom Tauchclub Orca in der Schkeuditzer Str. 70 | 06116 Halle, wo wir uns ab 15 Uhr treffen. Das Gelände bietet alles, was Freifunker für ein produktives Treffen benötigen: Freifunk, Internet, Strom und Grill sind genauso vorhanden, wie Tische und Stühle um eigene Rechentechnik aufzubauen. Die Freifunk Community aus Halle will dieses Treffen nutzen, um einen eigenen Förderverein zu gründen. Der Förderverein soll die Aufgabe übernehmen, das Projekt Freifunk in Halle organisatorisch zu unterstützen. Weitere Informationen gibt es im Freifunk.net-Wiki. Fragen und Anregungen können auch bei uns im Forum diskutiert werden. Gäste werden gebeten, sich anzumelden, um besser planen zu können.
Freifunk Paderborn: Bericht auf WDR Lokalzeit. Link: http://paderborn.freifunk.net/?p=551
Ramon Roca from Guifi.net talking to ARTE-TV.
Thanks to Elektra for the translation.
Gurb in Spain
1002 km to Brussels
Ramon: The NSA scandal almost makes us laugh I have founded Guifi.net so we can build broadband internet access ourselves.
Voiceover: Here in the middle of the catalan nowhere a digital revolution started 10 years ago.
Ramon and his neighbors have build their own broadband internet because the big commercial providers had no interest in providing access to the village and its vicinity. Today, Guifi.net is one of the greatest altenative networks in the world.
Ramon: I want to show you where the cables merge together. Right here. This rack is the equivalent of a telephone switchboard in a village. It is a bit dirty because this shag actually belongs to my garden. What it can do is impressing. I can't say it precisely, but these are the routers of 5000 households.
Overdub: In a Freifunk-Network the participants are networking among each other and not via Internet providers. They can directly share data with each other, chat, write e-mails. A decentralized network that the users control themselves.
Thereby their data is secured from access by third parties. Meanwhile, the Internet-Guerilla are able to roll out their own fiberline network. Today, Ramons colleagues are working since 3 AM. We all know that the government operates slowly.
We can't wait until laws are solving all our problems.
In our case this also comfortable for us: With regards to communication, we can do or not do whatever we like.
Community mesh networkers from around the world are meeting in May 2014 at the c-base in Berlin.
There are Pre-Meetings May 28 and 29, the „official program“ starts 30th and last until June 1st. In fact the final version of the agenda will be created by attendents on-site. If you add your idea or wish to our wiki upfront, we can take care of your talk or workshop. Hacks sessions are taking place over the whole weekend.
This year we focus on topics like crypto, IPv6 and new services, but also like always latest firmware, new installation setups and last not least legal and political update plus public relations. Following the tradition we'll have barbecue in the evening hours at Spree beach and we don’t charge entry fee. For more information and taking part, please click here: Wireless_Community_Weekend_2014
Please note: If you want to update, download or edit your API file, you can choose to do so after the entering the API directory, in the drop-down menu on the top right. The file must however be resaved or downloaded and uploaded to the Web server again.
Please also use the possibilities to update information such as the number of nodes or services automatically and regularly. Gluon developers have written an examplary script, and there is a solution for OLSR-based networks on Github.
The most recent changes are summarized here.
Translation by Karin Kuschel.