Mesh/Naming discussion

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We need to find a name that clearly resonates with people. Add your name ideas!

Shortlist

We've talked about having one name for the network and one name for the organization, such that anyone can join the network without being part of the organization.

Naming combinations

We've been yelling out "mesh the planet" for a while and today it was suggested that it could be a name for the mesh network or group. We have already bought meshthepla.net meshtheplanet.net meshtheplanet.org and meshtheplanet.com

Here are some of the naming combinations that have been discussed by the core group recently:

  • SSID: peopleswifi.org
  • Group: meshtheplanet.org

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  • SSID: peopleswifi.org
  • Group: <A non-descriptive name. E.g. mycelium>

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  • SSID: peopleswifi.org
  • Group: meshtheplanet.org

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  • SSID: meshtheplanet.net
  • Group: peopleswifi.org

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  • SSID: peopleswifi.net
  • Group: ?
  • Campaign: meshtheplanet.net
The campaign would not be an organization but a rallying banner and a website that lists all the world's mesh groups.

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  • SSID: meshtheplanet.net
  • Group: Freedom Uptime

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  • SSID: meshtheplanet.net
  • Group: Aerial Underground

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  • SSID: stealthiswifi.net
  • Group: meshtheplanet.org

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  • SSID: rooftophop.net
  • Group: meshtheplanet.org

Group-favourite names and possible problems

  • peopleswifi.org
It really should be .net, but .net is taken.
Wifi-specific, which could make it less suitable as the name for the network in general, but fine for the SSID.
A bit boring/generic-sounding?
  • meshtheplanet.net
Is the ending of net.net a bit awkward?
Most people don't know what a mesh is.
  • wirelesscommons.net
A bit long.
A bit boring.
How many people (taking into account a very wide audience) know what the word commons means?
  • People's Wireless Network (PWN)
It's long. No pwn.something domains are available. peopleswirelessnetwork.net is available but long.
  • 510pen
Tied to geographical location.
Confusing when spoken.
In a previous poll most people were against keeping the 510pen name.
  • citizenwifi.net
Are we excluding non-citizens?
Wifi-specific.
  • stealthiswifi.net
Obscure reference (depending on audience).
Wifi-specific.

Naming Poll Results

  • 1. Peoples WiFi (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices)
  • 2. People's Wireless Network (PWN) loses to Peoples WiFi by 10–6
  • 3. Tied:
    • Wireless Commons loses to Peoples WiFi by 11–7, loses to People's Wireless Network (PWN) by 10–8
    • 510pen loses to Peoples WiFi by 10–8, loses to People's Wireless Network (PWN) by 12–7
  • 5. Tied:
    • Commons WiFi loses to Peoples WiFi by 12–4, loses to Wireless Commons by 11–5
    • People's Local Area Network (PLAN) loses to Peoples WiFi by 11–7, loses to Wireless Commons by 11–5
  • 7. Wireless Liberation Front loses to Peoples WiFi by 11–6, loses to Commons WiFi by 11–7
  • 8. Freeband loses to Peoples WiFi by 10–6, loses to Wireless Liberation Front by 9–6
  • 9. Tied:
    • Share This WiFi loses to Peoples WiFi by 11–4, loses to Freeband by 10–5
    • RoofTopHop loses to Peoples WiFi by 9–6, loses to Freeband by 9–6
  • 11. People's Open Wireless Network (POWN#) loses to Peoples WiFi by 11–6, loses to Share This WiFi by 9–7
  • 12. Local Area WiFi loses to Peoples WiFi by 11–6, loses to People's Open Wireless Network (POWN#) by 10–6
  • 13. Open Wireless Network (OWN) (write-in) loses to Peoples WiFi by 11–5, loses to Local Area WiFi by 9–6
  • 14. Tied:
    • FireFi loses to Peoples WiFi by 11–5, loses to Open Wireless Network (OWN) (write-in) by 9–5
    • Network Underground loses to Peoples WiFi by 12–4, loses to Open Wireless Network (OWN) (write-in) by 8–6
  • 16. CitizenWiFi loses to Peoples WiFi by 12–4, loses to Network Underground by 7–5
  • 17. Aerial Underground loses to Peoples WiFi by 12–4, loses to CitizenWiFi by 8–4
  • 18. Steal This WiFi loses to Peoples WiFi by 11–6, loses to Aerial Underground by 7–6
  • 19. ShareWiFi (write-in) loses to Peoples WiFi by 14–3, loses to Steal This WiFi by 11–6
  • 20. WirelessCommons.net (write-in) loses to Peoples WiFi by 18–1, loses to ShareWiFi (write-in) by 17–1
  • 21. CommunityWiFi (write-in) loses to Peoples WiFi by 19–1, loses to WirelessCommons.net (write-in) by 18–2

Suggested names

networkunderground dot net
comcomcom dot io (community commons communication)
c3net dot io
openindirection dot net
commonconnect dot net
hydracom dot net
freedomuptime dot net
uncensor dot io
openrelay dot io
manytomany dot io
infinitebandwidth dot net
indirection dot io
homegrowninternet dot org
internetliberationfront dot net
wirelessliberationfront dot net
peoplesrepublicofwifi.net
freetether dot net
hotandcoldrunningwi dot fi
patchroot dot net
aerialunderground dot net
freepeoples dot net
peoplesfree dot net
wearethenetwork dot org
youarethe dot net
stealthiswifi dot net
stealthisinternet dot org
invisiblecommons dot net
unfilter dot io
patchfilter dot net
patchbounce dot net
patchsignal dot net
lastmile dot io
firstmile dot io
packetflow dot net
insecurewifi dot net
multihop dot org
rooftophop dot net
peopleswifi dot org
indirection dot io
freesync dot net
nodebounce dot net
roofbounce dot net
unroutable dot net
cantstopthesignal dot io
nodehop dot net
citizenwifi dot net
gaiamesh dot net
rebelwifi dot net
firefi dot net
localareawifi dot net
fairfi dot net
commonswifi dot net
wirelesscommons dot net
wycelia dot net
wicelia dot net
radiofreefi dot net


  • 510pen
  • Mycelium
  • Wicelium
  • Sudo Mesh
  • Meta Mesh
  • Root Net
  • Super Web
  • The Trunk
  • The Field
  • Localia
  • Locus Est
  • Hive 10
  • Orga Net
  • Open and Notorious
  • Sudo Net
  • RouteAround or RouteAround.net
  • Interworks
  • Blob Net
  • Netizen
  • Ubility
  • Wifi Republic
  • Wiphoria
  • Network Underground
  • Oakland Wireless Network (OWN)
  • Oakland Community-Organized Resilient Network (OCORN)
  • Oakland Community Network
  • Cutting Out the Middleman (COM)
  • Undying Network Institute (UNI)
  • Open Networks Anonymous (ONA)
  • High-density Urban Mesh (HUM)
  • Open Urban Routing (OUR)
  • Bay Area Wireless Transmission (BAWT)
  • Bay Area Wireless Network (BAWN)
  • Freeband
  • Bandgang
  • WiFiGang
  • WiFree*
  • WyFy
  • Mycelium (org name)
  • 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

word list

Add to it and use it for inspiration:

hack
hacker
organic
fair
copy
remix
create
sync
information
digital
net
network
slack
citizen
federated
band
tera
terrestrial
earth
gaia
mesh
free
open
access
horizontal
decentralized
local
neighborhood
village
grassroots
rebel
pervasive
ISP
service provider
people's
rebel
ether
2.4
roof
antenna
node
replicate
bits
binary
invisible
wave
electromagnetic
packet
route
peer
p2p
CQ (seek you)
hop
flow
signal
noise
stream
broadcast
omni
receive
forward
bounce
aerial
path
circuit
circuitous
rambling
ramble
roundabout
indirect
omni
patch
tangle
web
public
rumble
patch
free speech
filter
data
share
give
scarcity
utility
community
commons
comms
com
connect
multi
cast
multicast
underground
participate
liberate
liberation
homegrown
line of sight
unmetered
tether
disrupt
owned
relay
trust
seed
grow
tree
roots