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Project of the Day: Libre-Mesh

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hartsellml
4th February 2014


= an initiative undertaken by community networks members of several continents that collaborate towards a common goal: to develop a set of tools that facilitate the deployment of Free Networks

URL = http://dev.libre-mesh.org/

Description

“Libre-Mesh is an initiative undertaken by community networks members of several continents that collaborate towards a common goal: to develop a set of tools that facilitate the deployment of Free Networks on any community in the world.

Main tool is Libre-Mesh firmware: based on OpenWrt, eases the creation of WiFi communities, and enables existing communities to add roaming clouds to their networks.

The firmware (the main piece) will allow simple deployment of auto-configurable, yet versatile, multi-radio mesh networks.

Other tools are:

  • LibreNet6: mesh tunnel broker to supply global IPv6 to free community networks
  • Chef: custom-fitted firmware creator for communities
  • LibreMap (in collaboration with Freifunk): node plot in geographical location with automatic update of link quality in real-time.

While each tool stands on its own, and can be used separately, we strive to integrate them as much as possible, so that they work together the best.

This project was born as an effort to merge some pre-existent firmware projects:

  • AlterMesh (from AlterMundi, Argentina)
  • qMp (from guifi.net, Catalunya)
  • eigenNet (from eigenLab, Ninux, Italia)

And with the support of some existent organizations:

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