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Some interesting reading from Tim Berners- Lee…

I have just come across this article by Tim Berners-Lee and it really is worth working through. It helps provide a richer background of understanding to the fundamentals and strategy of OPLANs.  In particular, at the end, there is a … Continue reading

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The OPLAN Foundation welcomes new partners to CONFINE

In September 2013, the CONFINE project launched a second open call for experiments using the Community-lab testbed. As part of the second open call, twelve new partners have joined the consortium. The institutions, and list of activities are: Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario … Continue reading

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CONFINE Project launches Open Call 2 : €750,000 of funding available

The CONFINE Project has a new open call for participation. The deadline for application is October 19, 2013. We are looking for: i) experiments relevant to community networks that make use of the existing Community-Lab testbed. ii) expansion of the Community-Lab … Continue reading

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An open access success story in the face of massive adversity (Hurricane Sandy)

With the clean up following Hurricane Sandy continuing, we thought we’d share the story of Red Hook. This story demonstrates a key benefit of open-access mesh networks – resiliance. The residents of Red Hook Houses in New York were without … Continue reading

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Is this the first Open Access connectivity across international boundaries?

Early in October permanent international wireless links were established between three community wireless networks in Europe: FunkFeuer from Austria, NEDWireless from Croatia, and wlan slovenija from Slovenia.  Read and share the story: Well done to all involved!         … Continue reading

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