Patrick replied on p2pr list
copy / pasted from Patrick :
" The following are not necessarily focused on 'mesh' networking, but
are more generally addressing the shared property ownership of that
On a similar note: I am forming a plan for an alternative
organizational form (or business model) that solves the typical
problem of power concentration during the growth of such endeavors
which would apply across all types of sharing, not just internet
http://Frankston.com >>My current interest is moving beyond the 19th
century concept of telecom to community owned infrastructure. This
would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the US and much more
value by creating opportunity for what we can't imagine.
http://VillageTelco.org >>an easy-to-use, scalable, standards-based,
wireless, local, do-it-yourself, telephone company toolkit
http://TheConnective.net >>Together we can replace the telco's 'last
mile' - the communication networks at the neighborhood level - with
our own 'first mile' of free and open connectivity.
http://netBlazr.com >>netBlazr customizes next-generation, but
commercially tested, directional radios and networking equipment to
deliver high-speed broadband through your office window.
http://MuniNetworks.org >>Communities across America have set up
community broadband networks to ensure access to affordable, fast
>>From the Digital Divide to Digital Excellence
http://WeRebuild.eu >>We Rebuild is a decentralized cluster of net
activists who have joined forces to collaborate on issues concerning
access to a free Internet without intrusive surveillance.
http://seattlewireless.net >>SeattleWireless is a grassroots Community
Wireless Network project in Seattle, Washington. Its goals include the
creation of a broadband wireless metropolitan area network, as well as
the creation of tools that help us achieve that goal.
http://Sites.Google.com/site/wasabinetwifi >>Do you want $9.99/month
wireless Internet without needing a telephone line, cable TV, or
satellite? Do you want free email? Do you want to own your
community's Internet network with your neighbors?
Take a look
a MANET approach to Meshing , with a Android application ... ?
Zaq shared : http://project-byzantium.org/about/
A Linux LiveCd to boot on...
"The goal of Project Byzantium is to develop a communication system by which users can connect to each other and share information in the absence of convenient access to the Internet. This is done by setting up an ad-hoc wireless mesh network that offers services which replace popular websites"
Nice. Useful distribution to add to a ready to boot collection of linux distro's on a usb key ( http://liveusb.info/dotclear/index.php?pages/os )
Evolving towards some kind of meshed freedom box ?
I could imagine a whole mesh of low power consuming plug pc's - 2watt, 2 dollars a year in electricity consumption ? ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug_computer ) such as this kind of model adapted to the wall sockethttp://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2010/11/computers-ge...
I could also imagine compatibility with some existing mesh network protocols such as Freifunk-OpenWRT :
I wonder if this is already included in Byzanthium ?
I did not test it myself, but if I understand properly, the Freifunk mesh protocols can be flashed onto specific routers : http://wiki.freifunk.net/Freifunk_Firmware_(English)
By the way, android and other linux kernels ( such as debian / ubuntu ) seem to converge
I also like to imagine compatibility with android apps ( in alpha development at the moment, and requires a rooted system ? )
By the way, I could imagine some day playing with an android via a simulation environment, or perhaps even booting on android via a live cd for x86, and test such options ?
http://www.android-x86.org/releases/releasenote-4-0-rc2 ; http://code.google.com/p/live-android/
Another recent android tool which may be interesting to play with :
May also be interesting if it included FreedomBox's Privoxy http://www.freedomboxfoundation.org/news/freedombox-privoxy/ developed by the FreedomBox project http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreedomBox
Would be interesting if it could be compatible in a mix of mesh which could include freifunk relays. And at the same time also enable connections with the serval relays based on android based mobile phones ( which are also comptible with batman mesh protocols ? )
Some recent progress - storing data on a p2p cloud...
Another work in progress:
Direct communication from cell phone to cell phone seems to become a distinct possibility. This article on dailywireless.com has the latest developments with links to what's being done in various places to make this work.
In an emergency situation where mobile networks are either down or overloaded and there’s no WiFi, cell phones are useless. Unlike land mobile radios, used by police and fire departments, they don’t have the ability to communicate directly with each other. Until now.
The Better Approach To Mobile Adhoc Networks (BATMAN) joins smartphones together in an ad-hoc, mesh network, capable of device to device communication. You can share files and even send messages with the right application...
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