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Endorsements for the Wireless Battle of the Mesh v7

Here you'll find a list of the communities endorsing the battlemesh. Come back often to check it out!

OpenWRT

confirmed for v7

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B.A.T.M.A.N.

re-confirmed for v7

B.A.T.M.A.N. (better approach to mobile ad-hoc networking) is a routing protocol for multi-hop ad-hoc mesh networks. Most of the development now focuses on the open source implementation B.A.T.M.A.N. advanced (often referenced as batman-adv), an implementation of the B.A.T.M.A.N. routing protocol in form of a linux kernel module operating on layer 2.

More information, source code and documentation are available on the project website: http://www.open-mesh.org/projects/open-mesh/wiki

Various Logos are available here: (svg, png)

http://www.open-mesh.org/projects/open-mesh/wiki/Logos

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OLSR

OLSR.org is one of the oldest and still - of course - the best mesh routing protocol for community wireless networks ;-)

On a more serious note: OLSR.org was the choice of protocols for most community wireless networks which started in the years 2002. Since then it has matured from a diploma thesis to a rock solid, highly portable link state mesh routing protocol. There are different variants of OLSR, some used by the military (NRL-OLSR and descendants) , some by academia (OLSR.org) and community wireless networks and of course - the commotion project. In the last years, the focus was on redesigning a lot of the internals, working on the OLSR v2 new protocol variant, and bug squashing for the stable version (OLSR v1 protocol). In every routing protocol, features are nice, but stability wins.

More information:

http://www.olsr.org

Logo: http://olsr.org/files/olsr_logo.jpg

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BMX6

confirmed for v7

Open 802.11s

Open80211s is an open-source implementation of the recently ratified IEEE 802.11s wireless mesh standard. The goal is that the software runs any commodity hardware supported by the Linux kernel.

WE WILL SUPPORT THE WMBV6 BY:

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Freifunk

confirmed for v7

Freifunk.net (German for: "Free radio") is a non-commercial open Grassroots initiative to support free radio networks in the German region. Freifunk.net is part of the international movement for open wireless radio networks.

Also the local Freifunk Leipzig Group explicitly endorsed the Battlemesh.

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guifi.net

guifi.net is a Community Network where WiFi and optical fibre links coexist.

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Ninux.org

Ninux.org is an italian community network that aims to create a decentralized, community-led, wireless network in the Italian peninsula.

More and more cities are joining the network and this year we have many news to present at the event!

Ninux.org will support the event by:

More information:

http://ninux.org/

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Wlan slovenija

re-confirmed for v7

wlan slovenija, open wireless network of Slovenia, is a country-wide initiative to cover whole Slovenia with free and open wireless access by encouraging everybody to share part of their existing Internet connectivity. At the same time, sharing also creates a common independent wireless mesh network. More about technologies used: http://dev.wlan-si.net/

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Funkfeuer

confirmed for v7

Text to come

Athens Wireless Metropolitan Network (AWMN)

confirmed for v7

Started in 2002 in Athens Greece, Athens Wireless Metropolitan Network (AWMN) is a grassroots wireless community, taking advantage of new, state of the art wireless technologies, to connect people and services. The network comprises over a 1000 backbone nodes and more than 3000 client computers connected to it. The project is a growing and integrating network that now has covered large parts of Greece, aspiring to Unite the whole Greece in an open community network of innovation and collaboration.

AWMN has committed to support the event by:

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Wireless Leiden

re-confirmed for v7

The Stichting Wireless Leiden (established 2002) facilitates an open, cheap, fast wireless network for the western part of the Netherlands, in and around the city of Leiden. It is a local network that seamlessly connects to the Internet, but also can be used for free local communication in the Leiden region. Wireless Leiden is a non-profit organization, which runs entirely on volunteers and professionals committed to achieving and maintaining the wireless infrastructure.

Logo: wireless-leiden

Wireless Weimar

re-confirmed for v7

The project Wireless Weimar ... in english ... Also known as the weimarnetz , aims at a free, independent and non-commercial radio network computer to establish in Weimar. It provides a platform for people , who are interested in an open network infrastructure, to exchange experiences and ideas, and the creation and the development of the joint network to coordinate . We see ourselves as the local implementation freifunk.net initiative.

The weimarnetz project will support the event by:

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Wirelesspt.net

re-confirmed for v7

Objectives:

The project objectives constitute involvement of the local community to share community resources in the community and for the community to provide wireless access to the Internet and new information technologies to local and disadvantaged; freely, voluntary, independent, non-commercial using specific wireless access methods where the creation of each new access point made ​​by participants and volunteers extends and expands the coverage of wireless network to another location serving thereby providing wireless access to new technologies and empowering the local citizen.

Involvement:

We intend to involve the local community to be imperative for greater guarantee of success, sustainability and expansion project. Community involvement in the project can be a challenge, but if it is not involved, the technology does not meet your needs hindering its implementation and expansion. Regardless of the complexity of these tasks, so that this project achieves further success also needs the support of those who will serve and aspire for support, donations and sponsorships reputable sites, whose motives are easily accepted by the community. We also want to find the person or people who will probably be interested in the project or in development, support and participation as we may need to engage in certain functions, such as participation, organization or administration or if they wish to accept. This project is preferred but not exclusive to possible suitors that have the confidence of the community, know who can and should be contacted speaking the language of the community. We aim in seeking a specific selection of the right people for the project. No other decision will affect the project more than having local people on effective and reliable team who are key persons in institutions or community.

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We do not create false enthusiasm or guarantees that can not be implemented in collaboration with potential stakeholders, participants, supporters and sponsors, or we will be open and honest and try to inform and educate the underprivileged and the less informed from the most diverse content such as audio visual content. In places where people or with the level of information is lower, we will focus on the services of internet to radio stations, television, print articles and photos without trying to introduce technology to someone without realizing what applications they can actually serve that person, persons, area or community and informing the best possible prospects because not always have an idea how new technologies can be favourable to them.

AlterMundi

re-confirmed for v7

AlterMundi is an organization that fosters the rising of a new paradigm founded on freedom gained through peer collaboration. We explore different manifestations of these peer-to-peer alternatives and in particular we do a great deal of work in relation to Wireless Community Networks.

We have developed a WCN model that we call MiniMaxi. It is based on very low-cost, multi-radio mesh nodes running AlterMesh firmware, which automatically configures the mesh network. The firmware can be customised using a web tool we call the Chef. We also provide tunnel broker service for community networks that don't have native IPv6 connection.

Several network projects in South America have already adopted the tools we have developed. We are eager to share our experience and to learn a lot from all of you!

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Free Network Foundation

confirmed for v7

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qMp.cat

What is it:

Two main purposes:

How is it done:

More info at http://qmp.cat

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CONFINE

The CONFINE project is a research project FIRE on Community Networks. It is developing the Community-Lab experimental testbed and is doing research and experimentation in different aspects, including routing protocols such as OLSR or BMX6 and different aspects such as secure communication, privacy, video streaming or wifi enhancements.

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Libremesh

Libre-Mesh is an initiative undertaken by community networks members of several continents that collaborate towards a common goal: to develop a set of tools that facilitate the deployment of Free Networks on any community in the world.

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BuB for Europe

Bottom-up-Broadband for Europe is exploring with users in real-life environments three new technologies: Super Wifi, Sensor integration into wifi networks and fiber deployment as commons (both new techniques such as aerial as well as fiber bandwidth management) The experience of the project will be capitalized giving birth to two pan European organizations: Code for Europe and BuB for Europe that will carry further on its endeavour.

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