[wsfii-discuss] Re: wsfii-discuss Digest, Vol 9, Issue 4
fredpook at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 13:18:14 GMT 2005
The FON model tries to solve to open/commerce dilemma by basically asking
people at registration the question itself:
Which user model do you prefer?
- Bills (Bill Gates' model: make money with your WiFi broadband connection
by charging non-FON members that use it).
- Linus (Opensoucer model, share your WiFi broadband connection in exchange
for using the WiFi of all the other FON members).
This model is what I had (or maybe still have) in mind for Amsterdam,
Netherlands LOS net. Amsterdam's plan to build a fiber to the home (FTTH)
network where the service layer will be completely open even for non-profit
initiatives will be a serious opportunity to take over the mobile phone
market by a collective of people opening there WiFi access points. This
depends of course on availability of WiFi enabled handsets.
BTW, Amsterdam municipality just announced that financing and contracts for
building the first 10% of the FTTH are ready. see:
On 11/4/05, kdag <funkzvv at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi all, we are heading in here in Switzerland for a meeting that
> andreas and the people from http://www.revamp-it.ch/ will be
> organizing next week!! )
> in the meantime i will like to have some comments from you all on this
> project that begins in spain. its based on the OpenWRT project and
> seems is rooted in a "wise" blend of commercial insterests. Since i
> just found it yesterday im striving to understand it better, not only
> in the technical side but in how this strategies feed from both open
> source development and what elsewhere was called "lifestyle"...that
> seems to be a selling model these days. well here it is in english:
> and this is the original site of the project:
> buen finde,
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