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Free Culture, Free Software, Free Infrastructures! Openness and Freedom in every Layer of the Network (Flo Fleissig, Episode 1)

Flo Fleissig interviews Kloschi (Freifunk), Kurt Jansson (Wikimedia), Jürgen Neumann (Freifunk), Rishab Aiyer Ghosh (United Nations University), Lawrence Lessig (Creative Commons) and Allison and Benoit (Montréal Wireless)


"Hello this is Flo!" .. from the free culture, free software, free infrastructure conference Wizards of OS in Berlin. "It is good stuff you can do here. There are excellent panels with excellent people from all over the world." And Flo is gonna go out to interview some of those excellent people. Watch how Flo talks with Kloschi, Freifunk activist and developer from Leipzig (Germany), finds out that Kurt Jansson, head of the Wikimedia association in Germany, uses the same Freifunk gateway as himself or learns about the early days of free infrastructures in Germany by talking to Jürgen Neumann one of the "founding fathers" of the Freifunk community. Further on Rishab Ghosh from the United Nations University in Maastricht explains how open content and open infrastructure are closely related, before he gets an overview of the development of the world’s biggest wireless network in Berlin by Flo … And of course he also gets to know where he finds Flo’s node in the network. Also, Lawrence Lessig from Stanford University and Creative Commons (and without name tag) describes the free network project in Berlin as “an extremely important project to liberate the physical layer right now.” Flo: “Thank you Larry … and here is your name tag, which I found.” Finally Allison and Benoit from free wireless community in Montréal explain about different models to share and give us a few insights into the chances and difficulties you face when you try to establish a free and open network.

Media:

Globaler Freifunk-Feed-Newswire online

Ein globaler Freifunk-Newswire ist jetzt unter http://global.freifunk.net zu erreichen. Hier gibt es zudem eine Übersicht über Freifunk-Initiativen weltweit. Bisher konnte ich 271 landesweite, regionale und lokale Freifunk-Projekte aus 33 Ländern identifizieren. Obwohl die Anzahl von Initiativen noch nichts über die tatsächliche Zahl der Teilnehmer aussagt, verdeutlicht die Vielzahl der Projekte bereits den weltweiten Trend zum Aufbau von freien Netzen.

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