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Ninux.org endorses Battlemesh v12

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Ninux.org supports this year’s “Wireless Battle of the Mesh – Building Community Networks for Fun and Non-Profit”.

The event aims to bring together people from across the globe who are interested in community networks, including wireless mesh network technologies, fiber infrastructure, Do-It-Yourself Internet Access Providers, and more generally how to create and maintain a thriving community of people involved in building their own networks.

We envision 7 days full of expert presentations, practical workshops, late-night hacking sessions, and fruitful discussions: whether you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, protocol developer, or have an interest in networking in general, come and join the event!

Thanks to generous sponsors, the Battlemesh is free of charge and open for all, and every year the local organization team strives to keep participation costs low by negotiating deals for accommodation and food.

This year, the event will take place from Monday 8th to Sunday 14th of July, 2019 in Saint-Denis (Paris), France. The event is locally organized.
Check out continuously updated information about the event at https://www.battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV12

Ninux.org endorses and supports “Wireless Battle of the Mesh – Building Community Networks for Fun and Non-Profit” not only for the efforts made by its community to advance the field of wireless mesh networking and foster the development of grass-roots community networks, but for their contribution to digital freedom rights movement, empowerment of peoples tech/net/media competency and a free and open civil society.

Ninux.org will support the event by:

  • helping to promote the event
  • bringing members of the community to the event

Ninux.org nel Community Networks SIG di Internet Society

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Ninux.org è nel CNSIG, un gruppo all’interno di ISOC di cui fanno parte community network di tutto il mondo che ha lo scopo di “sviluppare, rinforzare e promuovere il modello delle community network, preparare nuove strategie, condividere esperienze e conoscenze, discutere questioni legali e politiche e esprimere la propria visione”. Il CNSIG Ha un consiglio esecutivo e dei gruppi di lavoro (WG) su questioni legali, tecniche, formazione, impatto sociale.

Pensiamo che la creazione di un gruppo internazionale come il CNSIG possa favorire la crescita delle community network, favorirne la crescita e portare la nostra voce nelle sedi in cui vengono prese le decisioni.

ninux.org endorses “Mesh is in the air” (“Wireless BattleMesh” + “Wireless Community Weekend”)

Monday, March 26th, 2018

ninux.org endorses “Mesh is in the air” – this year mesh up of the “Wireless Battle of the Mesh” and “Wireless Community Weekend”

We keep the approach to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks and combine it with the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the yearly Freifunk community get together. The mix becomes a global gathering of wifi tech experts, mesh developers and community networkers that join the event to hack, test, discuss, explain, learn and barbecue at c-base, Berlin’s famous hack-space-station.

If you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community activist, have an interest in wifi or dynamic routing protocols, you can’t miss this event!
So check out our continuously updated information about the event at https://www.wireless-meshup.org

The wireless mesh-up is free of charge and open for all, every year we strive to keep participation costs low by negotiating deals for accommodation and food.

This year the event will take place from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th of May, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The event is locally organized by Freifunk, Germany’s community wireless network.

ninux.org endorses and supports “Mesh is in the air” not only for the efforts made by its community to advance the field of wireless mesh networking and foster the development of grass-roots community networks, but for their contribution to digital freedom rights movement, humanitarian aid, empowerment of peoples tech/net/media competency and a free and open civil society.

ninux.org will support the event by:

  • helping to organize and promote the event
  • bringing members of the community to the event
  • giving talks about the advancement of our community
  • presenting projects

Ninux Day 2017 – 25 e 26 Novembre a Bologna

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Il Ninux Day (l’unico giorno che dura un weekend!) organizzato dalla wireless community network ninux.org, si terra’ nei giorni 25, 26 novembre 2017 presso Vag61 a Bologna.

Il nostro obiettivo è costruire una infrastruttura di rete che sia direttamente delle persone.

QUINDI di che si parla?

– la Rete come bene comune
– networking spontaneo, dal basso
– reti cittadine o rurali resilienti
– wireless mesh networks
– protocolli di routing
– protocolli peer-to-peer
– sistemi operativi FLOSS orientati al networking
– gestione e monitoraggio distribuito
– servizi orientati alle comunità distribuiti e decentralizzati
– fog computing e cloud distribuito
– governance di comunita’
– casi di studio e uso
– net-art
– aspetti legislativi legati alle community networks e delle reti wireless
– autonomia tecnologica comunitaria

Tutti sono invitati a proporre un talk o un workshop pratico su questi argomenti, della durata massima di 30 minuti. Ci sara’ anche una sessione di Lightning talks, della durata massima di 10 minuti ciascuno che si focalizzano su un argomento specifico. In questo caso, ti chiediamo di mandarci: titolo e le slide.

Se vuoi contribuire invia un’e-mail a ninuxday2017 AT ninux.org con un abstract da 50-100 parole ed una indicazione del livello di difficoltà del talk, entro il 5 novembre 2017.

L’abstract sarà pubblicato sul sito (wiki) del ninuxday una volta definito il programma.

Non hai un’idea, ma molte capacità? Consulta la lista dei desideri del Ninux Day 2017

Quando: 25, 26 novembre 2017

Dove: Vag61, via Paolo Fabbri 110, Bologna.
Vedi https://vag61.noblogs.org/post/2017/10/15/ninux-day-2017/

Call for Paper: http://wiki.ninux.org/NinuxDay2017/CFP

Wiki: http://wiki.ninux.org/NinuxDay2017

Costo: gratuito, donazioni benvenute

Video delle edizioni precedenti: Ninux Day 2016, Ninux Day 2013 e Ninux Day 2009.


The Ninux Day (the only day that lasts for a weekend), organized by the wireless community network ninux.org, will be held on November 25, 26 2017 at Vag61, Bologna, Italy.

The goal is to gather under the same roof members of Italian and European wireless community networks and all those who are interested in:

– networks as commons
– spontaneous, bottom-up networking
– governance of decentralized communities and of Commons
– legal aspects of community networks and wireless networks
– artistic expressions linked to community networks or wireless networks
– metropolitan networks
– wireless mesh networks
– routing protocols
– networking-oriented FLOSS operating systems
– distributed and decentralized services
– fog computing and distributed cloud (IaaS)
– resilient networks

Everyone is invited to propose a talk or a hands-on workshop on such themes, of maximum duration of 30 minutes. There will also be a session of lighning talks of maximum duration 10 minutes on a specific topic.

See the whishlist of the talks: Talk Whislist

If you want to propose a talk send an e-mail to ninuxday2017 AT ninux.org with a 50-100 words abstract and a short bio before november 5th, 2017. Your abstract will be published on the ninux wiki once the program is finalized.

When: November 25, 26 2016

Where: Vag61, via Paolo Fabbri 110, Bologna, Italy. See https://vag61.noblogs.org/post/2017/10/15/ninux-day-2017/

Call for Paper: http://wiki.ninux.org/NinuxDay2017/CFP

Wiki: http://wiki.ninux.org/NinuxDay2017

Fee: free entrance, donations are welcome

Ninux and AMMBR

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

A few days ago, ninux people were asked to participate in the future experimentation with the devices that AMMBR.com will (hopefully!) produce, starting 2018. We had a discussion in which different positions emerged, but before that, it is worth to introduce AMMBR.com (or at least what we understood of it :-)).

AMMBR is a project that will start an ICO to raise funds to realize a modular hardware device with initially two functions, the first is to create a mesh network in order to share Internet access, the second is to build a cryptocurrency network that can be exchanged between the network nodes. The idea of putting a cryptocurrency on top of a community network was already proposed, and also other projects are trying to achieve it. In principle, it can help solving a problem that every CN has, that is to define the value of the network. This is useful both internally and externally: in the first case, it helps understanding who is doing what, spot cases in which one person is taking too much control of the network, and recognize also the work that non-technical people are doing in the community. When the value of the network (and the cost that is necessary to keep it running) is known, then micro-transactions can be used to recognize who is doing what and help a balanced growth of the network. Typical example is when someone’s node becomes too important for the network but this person neither has the skills or the time to maintain it, other people can crowdfund its maintenance with currency, with personal effort, or any other way. If we have a way to quantify and track all these efforts, it is easier to encourage a balanced participation and avoid concentration of power and alleviate the so-called participation fatigue (people that burn out after too much involvement). In the second case, the value of the network can help explain how important is the network to people outside of it, this is something that the Guifi.net people have been doing quite well in the past years, but their model is so advanced that is not easily replicable. In principle, for these things there is not even need for real money, it could even be a closed system.

Our understanding of AMMBR is that a cryptocurrency could be used to make these things transparent, beyond the basic scenario in which small transactions are used to trade coins for bandwidth. For these reasons we are interested in the AMMBR model, and some people in our community (distributed in three islands in the South and center of Italy) gave their interest in participating to the experimentation. One way could be to place AMMBR nodes in some places where ninux nodes are present.

Of course, we are not inside AMMBR, so we can’t guarantee on its approach. From the information we have, it seems that the whole system will be open source and the hardware will have an open design.

One component, the chip that produces the crypto-currency will be kept proprietary. This is a negative side of it, but we were assured that this component can be replaced and the rest is fully open do  it’s a trade-off we can accept.

Summing up, people in the ninux community are ready to experiment with AMMBR, in a way we will decide when the products are available, if the following conditions are respected:

  • the software stack is open source
  • the hardware will be open, or can be replaced with other hardware

Remember that ninux does not have a centralized, legal representative. Every person is independent, so we can not “sign” any agreement as the ninux community. If AMMBR is interested in involving us, we will have to find a way to stimulate the community to take some commitment on it.