Mesh/31 July 2013

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Introductions

  • Jacob (dad has worked on Broadband Plan), Jenny, Nadar, Ryan, Mitar, Paige, Doyan [siehjr@gmail.com] (tried to launch a project in Monrovia 7 years ago, focus on hardware)

Notes

  • Cost to store data
  • Avoid ownership and thus liability
    • Write in lack of ownership for state/market as well
  • Structure:
    • Administrative
    • Technical
  • How to address collaboration and cooperation with ISPs?
    • We can help by reaching communities that don't currently have access, but once we help them get it will be interested in subscribing to the ISPs
  • Monrovia project failed due to greed
  • Antitrust law for protection, supporting diversity in business models
  • Move toward local governments experimenting with new forms of public/private partnership
  • Cities can ally with local meshes to supercede the interests of major corporate players, can ally toward using public infrastructure
  • We could also build in our own fiber!
  • Three potential neighborhoods to initially deploy:
    • LOL/SOL
    • West Oakland
    • Berkeley Coops
  • Workshops and talks series
  • Public-people partnership as approach to municipal wifi
    • They have Access to lightpoles, buildings, shafts
    • Don't have access to homes/residencies.
  • Policy levels:
    • Spectrum
    • Antitrust

Name Brainstorm

  • Freeband
  • Bandgang
  • WiFiGang
  • WiFree+
  • WyFy
  • Wycelium
  • Mycelium [org name]
  • Oakland Wireless Network [OWN]
  • WiON+
  • ViOWN
  • WeOWN
  • AlwaysON
  • OaklandOWN [Oakland Open Wireless Network]
  • Zonal Open Wireless Network [ZOWN]
  • OaklandOWNs [Oakland Open Wireless Networks]
  • Network Substrate
  • Oakland Matrix [OM]
  • Oakland Wireless Matrix
  • People's Wireless Network [PWN]* #
  • People's Open Wireless Network [POWN#]
  • Webility
  • Wibility
  • Ubility
  • Youbility
  • WeFi+
  • Localia
  • Wicalia
  • wearethenetwork.org
  • weareinternet
  • wearethe.net
  • wefi.net
  • People's Local Area Network [PLAN] - "Everyone needs a PLAN!"
  • pla.net
  • co.fi
  • vi.fi
  • Community Open Wireless Network (CoOWN)
  • Oakland Community Open Resiliency Network (OCORN)
  • Community Wireless Network (CoWN)
  • Community Local Open Wireless Network (CLOWN)
  • Connecting Local Oakland Wireless Networks (CLOWNs)
  • bandgang.net

Resources