May 27, 2014
May 23, 2014
Trip to the Wireless Battle of the Mesh v7 Leipzig
Last week on Wednesday we took the bus from Weimar to Leipzig to the BattleMesh. An international convention with people working on wireless mesh routing protocols.
On late afternoon we arrived at Sublab. The hack-space in Weimar - 'Maschinenraum' - has a strong connection to the Sublab in Leipzig. One of the initiatiors of the Sublab was once part of the group of pioneers tinkering around with wireless...
May 21, 2014
My GSoC Project for Freifunk is the development of a Query Client for the Freifunk API.
The Freifunk API is inspired by the so called "Space API" that is used by Hackerspaces all over the world.
It provides detailled information about every Freifunk Community and is intended to serve as a central place to aquire information and statistics about all...
May 18, 2014
My GSoC work focues on the next version of nodewatcher, an open source (GNU AGPL licensed) network planning, deployment, monitoring and maintenance platform for community wireless networks. Its main idea is to automate as much as possible in building and operating a community wireless network. It encompasses functionalities sometimes named “node database”, “network dashboard”, “network map”, but also a web-based firmware image generator, which allows easy generation of...
May 17, 2014
This year, the Google Summer of Code and FreiFunk have given to Guifi.net and QMP communities the opportunity to develope a project in this event. This project is: BGP/Bird integration with OpenWRT and QMP.
A brief description of the project
Most of the community networks run dynamic routing protocols (OLSR, BMX6, BATMAN-ADV, etc.) with non-dynamic ones (BGP, OSPF, etc.). Guifi.net (BGP) and QMP (BMX6) are a scenario where this...
May 11, 2014
This is my first time as GSoC student and I am very glad to have been accepted in the Freifunk organization. I am a computer science student, therefore my life should be full of this kind of experiences, but unfortunately there are few possibilities to develop interesting applications and get a decent wage, due to the ever-increasing cuts in the sphere of research. The university offers several tedious unpaid apprenticeship with few learning value, generally works that machines are supposed...