Freifunk verbindet! Trefft uns auf dem Wireless Community Weekend vom 10.-12. Mai 2013 in Berlin

Philipp Seefeldt hat auf Vimeo den Animationsfilm Freifunk verbindet! veröffentlicht. Die Idee dazu kam von Sven Heinze und Juergen Neumann. Beim Text half Silke Meyer, gesprochen hat Anne Helm und die Musik wurde von Thomas Deittert geschrieben. Ihr könnt das Video gerne auf Eurer Website einbinden. Es steht unter einer freien Creative Commons Lizenz (SA-By) 

Wenn ihr mehr über Freifunk und Freifunker aus Deutschland und anderen Ländern erfahren möchtet, kommt zum Wireless Community Weekend in die c-base nach Berlin vom 10.-12. Mai. Am 8. und 9. Mai finden bereits informelle Treffen statt.


  • 10.-12. Mai 2013


Mehr Infos

Mehr Infos im Wiki hier:

Wireless Freifunk Community Weekend Video Highlights from 2008

Another great series of interviews I filmed with Saverio from during the Wireless Community Weekend. Interviews with core contributors to the global Freifunk community:

* Kloschi from Leipzig about the future of Freifunk

* Bruno about the Horst tool developer

* Elektra from Berlin about the B.A.T.M.A.N. routing protocol and the goals of the developers.

Wireless Community Weekend 2008 Highlights from Saverio Proto on Vimeo.



Video: Freie Kommunikation für Alle, WLan in Berlin

Bei YouTube tauchen immer mehr Videos zu Freifunk auf. Jetzt gibt es eins aus den frühen Tagen der Berliner Freifunk-Initiative mit Cven und Juergen Neumann über WLan und freie Netzein Berlin.

Das Video muss um 2003 herum entstanden sein.

Video von Roland Ibold, Julia Hoffmann und Christian Eichner
Titel: "Freie Kommunikation für Alle", WLan in Berlin


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Freifunk Videos: Wir sind das Netz – Geschichte, Philosophie und Praxis freier Netze

Funkfeuer Ischl hat einen Film über die Geschichte, Philosophie und Praxis freier Netze veröffentlicht.

Der Film bietet einen Einblick in die Funkfeuer Initiativen Graz und Bad Ischl und versucht den Unterschied zwischen kommerziellen Internetprovidern und Freien Netzwerken herauszuarbeiten. Gefördert wurde der Film durch das Land Oberösterreich im Rahmen des KUPF-Innovationstopfes.

2008 Schröckelsberger/Jankowski, 28 Minuten, deutsch, 2009

Der Film steht für nicht kommerziellen Gebrauch in voller Qualität zum Download zur Verfügung

* Bittorrent Download
* mp4 Video: HTTP Download / HTTP Mirror Berlin
* ogv Video: HTTP Download / HTTP Mirror Berlin

Freifunk & Ninux Video – Coproduction from the Archives

I just found an interview that I filmed during the Wireless Community Weekend 2008 online. The interview was done by Saverio from with Kloschi and Tetzlav from Leipzig and gives us a few insights where Freifunk is heading. Enjoy!

Wireless Community Weekend 2008: Interview with kloschi at C-Base Berlin from Saverio Proto on Vimeo.

Vom Loboist und freien WLAN

funktioniert Lobbyismus und wie kann man das selbst machen? Sascha Lobo
erklärt die Funktion der "Strippenzieher" im Hintergrund und das
Funktionieren des Lobbyismus im Selbstversuch: Sein Ziel: Freies
Internet für alle, überall und immer! Sein Weg: der Freifunk führt zum Ziel. Seht
direkt auf AVE oder bei ARTE

Nächster Sendetermin:

Freitag, 31. Juli 2009 um 09.55 Uhr

auf arte

FFLuCI the Next Generation Lua web interface für OpenWRT von Steven Cyrus Barth

Steven Cyrus Barth im Gespräch mit Bastian Bittorf über das Freifunk-Luci-Interface für OpenWRT.

Luci-Interface für OpenWRT von Steven Cyrus Barth from Mario Behling on Vimeo.

Some more info in English: FFLuCI is a Lua MVC-Framework for Freifunk with templating support. There are
working configuration pages for many system, network, services and wifi settings. Please visit for an overview of functions, screenshots, tutorials, SVN URL and snapshot images for Atheros and Broadcom.

Steven Cyrus started to develop Luci because he was not satisfied projects like XWRT implemented things. He had a look at the X-WRT Lua files in their repository first, but what was missing was a clear abstraction layer and templating support so I decided to build everything from scratch. According to Cyrus – X-WRT has a very nice UI written in shell code but there are only limited capabilities of this scripting language and so "it is time
to bring this thing to the next level using OOP and such nifty stuff."

Luci already has a number of working configuration pages. There are more – or in a few cases less – working configuration pages in (for now) German titles and descriptions for the:

  • Ethernet Switch
  • Ethernet Interfaces
  • DHCP-Server
  • Static Routes
  • Portforwarding
  • Firewall
  • QoS
  • Wifi Devices
  • Wifi Networks
  • OLSR + Plugins
  • FFLuci itself
  • Package Management
  • Root Password and SSH-Public Keys
  • Mount Points for external drives
  • HTTP-Server
  • SSH-Server
  • Dnsmasq

Also there are a few public status pages for basic system information, WLAN-Scan, Contact data and OLSR a bit like those in the Freifunk Firmware. Have a look at the screenshots here:

Configuration Bind Interface (CBI):
You just describe the data model of the UCI file and Luci does the rest for you: It will create the HTML-form, parse and validate the user input and write the configuration data to UCI. So no need to redo all these things on every configuration page again and again. It also supports basic field dependencies, dynamic validation functions, section creation, deletion and more. See an example here:

Privilege dropping:
To avoid remote exploits (like those in older versions of the Freifunk Firmware) FFLuCI will set the UID/GID of pages running in the main public non-protected section to nobody/nogroup. There are many things left to do like porting over dhcpsplash, accounting, statistics and more to Kamikaze. Contributors are welcome.


Interview with Free Wireless Evangelists from the Italian Ninux Community and the Freifunk Community in Germany

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!

Interview to Ninux and Freifunk members at WCW2008 from Saverio Proto on Vimeo.

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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 and

Freifunk Wireless Community Weekend 2008 – Thank you!

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 from Catalunia, Spain, Sergey Yugov from Russia, Jesper Svarre with 28 people from Denmark and our friends from the Rome community

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. (

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