That's great. I was reading yesterday about Johannesburg and Pretoria's
networks and they seem to be very active and working well.
What would be needed to start something like that? I'd be happy to
participate in something like this if the costs involved are not very high.
On 19 October 2011 23:06, Kieran Murphy <daffster at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 7:06 PM, David Pintor <painterman at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>>> I'm currently doing a [very high level] study about open wireless networks
>> around the world. It's fascinating seeing that in places like South
>> India <http://www.airjaldi.org/> there are existing projects that allow
>>>> people to get connected for a very low cost.
>>>> I was wondering if anyone knows about any project like this in Ireland and
>> whether are there any legal issues/restrictions/etc to this?
>>>> So far I've only found irishwan (http://www.irishwan.ie/) but it looks
>> pretty much abandoned...
>>>>> Hi David,
>> Back in 2001, I founded the Johannesburg Area Wireless User Group using
> some old equipment from a defunct Wireless ISP.
> The aim wasn't to create a broadband network, it was to create a network
> for experimenting and learning about technology.
>> When I moved to Ireland 5 years ago, one of the first things I did was look
> for a Community run Wireless Network. I came across Irishwan, and wasn't
> even able to sign up.
>> I'm still actively involved in Jawug, but I'm always looking for something
> to do locally and would be keen to get involved with anything that pops
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