[Berlin-wireless] talk about Freifunk at the MANIAC Challenge Workshop

Sven-Ola Tuecke sven-ola
Mo Jul 22 23:57:45 CEST 2013

Hi Workshop,

the main incentive here is free-and-unlicensed spectrum. Obviously a
strategic resource everyone depends on. Pleas do not hesitate and demand
*more* spectrum for this kind of applications and business models.

Kindly // Sven-Ola

Am Montag, den 22.07.2013, 17:01 +0200 schrieb Emmanuel Baccelli:
> Hi Freifunk,
> You may (or may not) have already heard about the upcoming MANIAC
> Challenge (http://www.maniacchallenge.org) which takes place in
> conjunction with the IETF in Berlin next weekend. The focus of the
> MANIAC Challenge this year is on developing and comparatively
> evaluating strategies to offload infrastructure access points via
> customer ad hoc forwarding using handhelds (e.g., smartphones,
> tablets). The incentive for customers is discounted monthly fees, and
> the incentive for operators is decreased infrastructure costs. The
> idea is to demonstrate scenarios/strategies that do not degrade user
> experience while offering significant mobile offloading on the
> infrastructure.
> The event consists in two parts. The first part is the actual
> coding/experiment part, happening on the Saturday at the FU Berlin,
> where you are most welcome, of course.
> The second part is a half-day workshop planned at the IETF hotel in
> Berlin (the Intercontinental) on Sunday morning, from 9AM until lunch
> time. The workshop will focus on analyzing the different forwarding
> strategies for mobile data offloading, and will feature invited talks.
> We were wondering whether one of you from Freifunk would consider
> giving a short talk at this occasion on Sunday morning (July 28th),
> about your experience developing wireless mesh community networks,
> including the aspect of Internet access via such networks. That would
> be very interesting for workshop attendees in our opinion. A 15
> minutes talk would be perfect in this context. The exact timeslot for
> the talk is to be determined (we're currently compiling the detailed
> agenda as you can see ;)
> It would be great to have such a talk. Please do let me know as soon
> as possible if one of you is interested in giving such a talk.
> Best,
> Emmanuel
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