As WSIS just took place a couple of weeks ago, I just wanted to ask to the
ones who went or the ones who followed it, if there were any important
conclusions or statements on Community Networks or Community Connectivity.
Any information or document would be of great help!
Karla Velasco Ramos
+52 1 55 36 66 69 24
Hi nico in brazil we are doing videos and preparing educational marerials with hybrid networks. When i arrive in home i can send the drafts and will be good to create a common space to share and co-create a better contents collectivly
Enviado do meu smartphone Samsung Galaxy.-------- Mensagem original --------De: Nicolas <nico(a)libre.ws> Data: 11/12/2016 09:32 (GMT-06:00) Para: dc3(a)listas.altermundi.net Assunto: [DC3] Courses initiatives on dc3
I just wanted to do a follow-up on the topic of knowledge sharing.
Who of you are doing courses on community connectivity?
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Dear all, (apologies for typos, I am writing fom a device with no corrector)
Yesterday, we had a very interesting and fruitful meeting at rightscon. Below a brief recap of the ideas that emerged from the discussion.
First, it would be interesting to dedicate the 2018 DC3 outcome to a compilation of exsiting toolkits (e.g. Mazi tooltik), instructions (e.g. Commotion), technologies (Libre Router), etc. that allow people to concretely build community networks, rather than elaborating another book.
Second, it would be good to dedicate part of the DC3 session to "let the unconnected speak for themselves" i.e. bringing into the debate people that are currently attempting to build CNs, to lat them share the difficulties they are facing and discuss with DC3 members how to solve them. Nico Pace and Leandro pointed out that there are a lot of commmunities that are attempting to build CNs that would be willing to share their experience.
Third, it would be very interesting to dedicate part of the session to discussing partnerships with stakeholders with whom we can establish unexplored cooperation. IFLA (Donna was present at the meeting) was an obvious exemple but many others can be added to the list (e.g. community radio, etc).
Lastly, (this point partly overlap with the previous one) it would be very interesting to bring into the discussion and and establish cooperation with developers of technologies that can be compelentary to the development of CN e.g. blockchain projetc (e.g. delife.io which was presented by Jan who participated to the meeting), IoT solutions developers, etc.
Which format could be the best suited for a compilation of toolkits, etc? A specific website? A webpage of the DC3 site? Something else?
It would be very challenging to discuss all the points mentioned above during the DC3 session (even if the 90 minutes slot has been reinstored, after many participants complained about last year 60 min slot). Therefore it would be advisable to put forward a workshop proposal, besides the DC3 session.
The session DC3 could have a structure along these lines
- presentation of (at least some of) the initiatives featured in the compilation/catalogue of toolkits (40 min)
- discussion with people in their early phase of CN development to undertand the challeges they are facing (30 min)
- discussion with potential partners (20 min)
The discussion/presentation of technologies and initiatives that can compelement CN development is so broad that could be the object of a specific session.
Stavroula and Harris, from Mazi, kindly volunteered to take the lead to develop the workshop proposal (deadline 27 May) for a collaborative workshop where such initiatives/technologies can be presented.
Info on how to develop a workshop propsal can be found here https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-call-for-workshop… (pay particular attention to "workshop evaluations")
Here is the online form to submit the proposal https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-workshop-proposal…
Here the list of the workshop approved last year to have some exemples http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2017-workshops
Please feel free to share comments and add any info I may have forgotten or correct anything I may have misreported
All the best
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In order to prepare for the imminent arrival, we prepared a report to
have you informed on how it will be and how you will be able to use it.
We have also prepared a video to explain you how you can use it in your
Last but not least, we also want to ask you a few questions about how
you plan to use them in your communities. Please help us collect this
information, that will enable us to prepare for the public release of
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That is all for now.
Don't hesitate on reaching out on any question that you might ask.
Does anyone know of or can anyone recommend LTE equipment vendors that
sell point-to-point or point-to-multipoint radios that are capable of
non line of site (NLOS)? Is LTE even capable, as a protocol, of dealing
with non line of sight?
Peter / Rhizomatica
As per our face to face meeting today at RIGHTSCON we discussed the
pending IGF proposal due later this month.
I would suggest we create a Google doc using the IGF template for
Note if you intend to be a speaker you will need to complete the IGF
Speaker profile .
IEEE Toronto SIGHT Chair