This project aims to improve the development, documentation and internationalization of open tools that allow non-technical people to deploy and administrate their community networks based on the LibreRouter+LibreStack platform.
Community networks have proven that it is possible to connect distant, remote, rural or disadvantaged areas to the Internet through radio frequency technology, by allowing people without a high-level of technical skills or resources to deploy their own network infrastructure. This kind of initiatives have been set-up in different places around the world, such as Greece, Nepal, Argentina, Catalonia, India, Ghana, South Africa, Venezuela, Italy, and other countries. They have been growing slowly but steadily, reaching out to people that were not being connected by any type of service provider, be it private or State owned.
AlterMundi, as part of that “network of networks”, has developed over the years a set of tools that have lowered the technical barrier for people to deploy network infrastructure. But there are still some tools that need to be improved, some that need to be built from scratch and some others that need to be documented better in order to allow a bigger audience to take full advantage of this solutions and to reach out to other communities of interest that could potentially deploy community networks in their regions.
This project aims to improve the development, documentation and internationalization of open tools to deploy and administrate networks for community connectivity with the goal of enabling people to collectively build and manage their own infrastructure without the need of technical experts on site.