During July 1st and 2nd, along with fisl12 program, the 3rd Latin American Open Networks Conference will be held, bringing together representatives from Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Brazil and other countries. The conference’s goal is to broadcast the Open Networks concept, exchange experiences between groups and attract new users. The conference which will be held at Porto Alegre, there will be one day for lectures and another one for a workshop with aerials and a mesh battle. Also, the event aims on gathering signatures for the Open Networks of Latin America, written at the previous meeting.
In March 2011, the Balneário de Iporá, in Uruguay, was the stage for the Second Regional Open Networks Journey, which was attended by the open networks research group of Associação Software Livre.Org (ASL). In this meeting, was defined as the technical basis the Wireless Network for Development World (wndw.net) and the Wireless Common Licence (WCL) used by the Guifi.net network as the compatible license that defines and protect legally the open networks.
Who can participate?
Between the open networks groups are the system administrators, community representatives, telecommunications engineers, programmers, entrepreneurs, lawyers and other people interested in helping to build open networks in their communities. All the fisl12 subscribers can attend.
About the Open Networks
The Open Networks or Mesh Networks generally operate based on principles of collaborative communities, working with the goal of having a data network built and run by its own users and open to the community. Each network has its peculiarities and techniques of management, in accordance with the goals of each group. In some cases, only providing local services and exchange data between the connected nodes, while in other cases add up to this task, the Internet access to get available to the population open and free of cost.
The network is a metropolitan city area and it’s limited to where it works, offering an alternative way of communication, free and self-managed, which aims to democratize access to information and promote the use of technology and Opensource software.
Date: July, 1st to July, 2
Reading and discussion of the text written during the two days anf through the web
Colectivo, Friday, 07/01/2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
10 years assembling a Free Network in Buenos Aires
Is it possible to assemble a civil auto-managed free network? Yes, we have almost 10 years doing it, and we have much experience, victories and failures. Our wiki is an example of collective building which has inspired the creation of other networks. currently we work together with other networks in Latin America.
OSiRiS Alejandro Gómez - BuenosAiresLibre - Buenos Aires - Argentina
Friday, 07/01/2011 - 10:00 AM - 11:00
Free Networks in Uruguay
Equalization of concepts. Introduction of Free Networks. What are these? Presentation of the Project MontevideoLibre. Historic panorama of the project. Other free networks in Uruguay. Comparison Free Networks and Free Software. Conclusions. Invitation to participate in the creation, use and extension of the free networks.
barbanegra - MontevideoLibre, HackSpace Montevideo, Debian Uruguay -
Montevideo - Uruguay
Friday, 07/01/2011 - 11:00 AM - 12:00
Creation process of a community free wireless network in Bogota city, Colombia and the appearance of the BogotaMesh community. Why work with nighwing instead of any other free firmware?
Hollman Enciso and Jorge Rojas - BogotaMESH - Bogota - Colombia
Friday, 07/01/2011 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
ASLmesh & Cesmar Case
To demonstrate the integration between two distinct groups by means of an experience of a free network in Porto Alegre city's peripheric neighborhoods.
Rodrigo Troian - Associação Software Livre - Porto Alegre - Brasil
Friday, 07/01/2011 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Free Networks and Education
To report the experience of our city in using free networks in education. To discuss the technical and philopsophical aspects of the Free Networks called CasaresLibres. Participation of alumnii, ex-alumnii, teachers and entities in the community.
Juan Bidini - CasaresLibre power by EEST N°1 Escuela de Educación
Secundaria Técnica N°1 - Carlos Casares - Argentina
Friday, 07/01/2011 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Video-Traffic and Anillosur
Friday, 07/01/2011 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Corinna "Elektra" Aichele - B.A.T.M.A.N - Berlin - Alemania
Friday, 07/01/2011 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Freedom in the democratization of the internet
To show that it is possible to democratize the internet in a thoughtful way and with quality, when the resources of free software are used, and with the public authority as an internet provider, doing its part in bridging the digital gap between people.
Antonio El Achkar and Silvio Palmieri - Prefeitura Municipal de Pirai do Sul - Parana - Brasil
Friday, 07/01/2011 - 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Mesh Networks as Communication Infrastructure in Power Transmission Lines
The ReMoTE project, developed by the MidiaCom Lab in partnership with TBE (Transmissores Brasileiros de Energia), has come up with a mesh solution for power lines communication infrastructure. This solution is installed in a transmission line that connects the Hydroelectric Power Station of Machadinho (RS) to the substation of Campos Novos (SC). The network has 41 mesh nodes installed among the line which is 40km large.
Rafael Valle - Laboratório MídiaCom - Universidad Federal Fluminense - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
Saturday, 07/02/2011 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Interoperability between management systems of free networks
Ariel Cammino - BuenosAiresLibre - Buenos Aires - Argentina
Saturday, 07/02/2011 - 11:00 AM - 12:00
Mesh Networks Workshop
Build a collective workshop with members of various groups for exchange of firmwares for free firmwares, install and configuration of distinct routing protocols and creation of three groups for a mesh battle in the end of the meeting, through the campus area.
Colectivo Saturday, 07/02/2011 - 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Using the workshop's routers to probe an open space in the university, in a type of mesh battle.
Colectivo Saturday, 07/02/2011 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Celebration and closure of activities
Celebration in the Hostel Casa Azul in Cidade Baixa.
Público Saturday, 07/02/2011 - 9:00 PM - Sunday, 07/03/2011 - 00:00