[Freedombox-discuss] NYT: USA financing "Internet Suitcase"

Isaac Wilder isaac at freenetworkmovement.org
Mon Jun 13 01:45:33 UTC 2011

Hear hear!

The powers that be will do anything in their power to maintain their
hegemony. This includes shutting down both terrestrial and satellite
communications systems. We must design systems which uses existing
infrastructure when they must, but take every opportunity to route
packets locally. I call this 'opportunistic peer-to-peer'.

I wonder if anybody on this list would be interested in collaborating on
a software project that makes such opportunistic sharing dead simple? I
am applying for a block of IPv6 space to assist with this endeavour,
under the auspices of the Free Network Foundation.
(www.freenetworkfoundation.org) Broadly, the idea is that each
freedombox would have a unique address, and that those freedomboxes with
outboard network connections would host a distributed hash table for
routing. Let me know if you have any interest in assisting with this
endeavour, or know of any similar technologies.

take care,
On 06/12/2011 04:51 PM, Heddle Weaver wrote:
> On 13 June 2011 01:11, Bob Mottram <bob at sluggish.homelinux.net
> <mailto:bob at sluggish.homelinux.net>> wrote:
>     On Sun, 12 Jun 2011 08:54:46 -0500, Tom Marble wrote:
>         The New York Times has an article today on efforts by
>         the US Government to support /alternate/ Internet
>         communication strategies [0]. (I hope this page is
>         accessible to everyone)
>     My estimation is that governments will assist such projects only
>     in so far as it's politically expedient for them to do so.  If you
>     have identical systems being used to help people to organise
>     domestically based protests, etc, I think it would be a very
>     different story.
> Exactly right!
> The expansion of 'democracy' into other national environments
> facilitates international trade and associated fiscal invasion.
> Democracy at home is a totally different scenario.
> Just ask Wisconsin and others.
> Are there still children in Gitmo?
> How many people marched in London recently?
> The driving forces behind the dispossession of the internet are not
> Saleh, Assad and Ghaddafi.
> The need for a freedom box isn't going to be so much in far away
> environments.
> When you look to the horizon, you miss seeing the snake at your feet.
> Regards,
> Weaver.
> -- 
> Religion is regarded by the common people as true, 
> by the wise as false, 
> and by the rulers as useful. 
> — Lucius Annæus Seneca.
> Terrorism, the new religion.
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