The next Mass. Mesh Net weekly tech meetup is tonight, 7-9pm. It will be at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. You can find them at https://massmesh.org/ including instructions for how to setup a mesh router. They have four different off the shelf types you can purchase and setup at their wiki.

 

The next Mass. Mesh Net weekly tech meetup is this Tuesday, 7-9pm. It will be at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. You can find them at https://massmesh.org/ including instructions for how to setup a mesh router. They have four different off the shelf types you can purchase and setup at their wiki.

 

The last Mass. Mesh Net weekly tech meetup of 2018 is this Tuesday, 7-9pm. It will be an end of year party at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. The first meeting of 2019 will be January 8th. Feel free to bring food or drinks. The Massachusetts Mesh Network is building a net neutral, community alternative to internet service providers that cares about your privacy. You can find them at https://massmesh.org/.

 

The Mass Mesh Net folks have come down from their euphoria at what a success the Freedom Rally network was.  Pirate Will, Stephen and Pirate Peter put in so much time to keep the network humming along and tell people about what MassMesh and the Pirate Party are doing.  Thanks to Molly from the FSF for coming by with some Day Against DRM flyers. Mass Mesh didn't log regular network statistics (that is something they plan to improve on), but it looks like they had hundreds of people use the net...
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A huge congratulations to everyone who helped get the Senate to vote to overturn the FCC's termination of Net Neutrality. We hope the House and President Trump will also decide to support Net Neutrality. While we wait the outcome of that bill, local supporters of Net Neutrality are working to build a net neutral, community alternative to internet service providers that cares about your privacy: Mass. Mesh Net. At their last tech meeting, volunteers including fellow Pirate William Fleurant, de...
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Mass. MeshNet will hold a hardware hackathon this Saturday, April 28th, 1-3pm. It will be at Industry Lab, 288 Norfolk St, Cambridge. There will be another hackathon on May 12th at Industry Lab. The next General Meeting will be Thursday. June 7th, 6pm also at Industry Lab.  There may be another hackathon during the week between May 12th and the General Meeting on June 7th. If you want to help out, please join the massmeshnet@lists.riseup.net discussion list. You can sign up at https://list...
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Community mesh networks such as NYC Mesh, Guifi.net in Spain and Freifunk in Germany have already shown we can build a community ISP. This Wednesday, 1/31, during the Somerville Cryptoparty, is a discussion on how we can move forward with developing a community mesh network in the Boston area.  It will be from 6-9pm at The Sprouts, 339R Summer Street, Somerville. The Sprouts is in the garage in the back of the drive way. Unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible. On Saturday, February...
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With computers in more and more of the things we buy, it is vital that have a digital right of repair so we truly control the things we own. Corporations must not be able to lock down their products so that we have to pay them exorbitant amounts to fix them or prevent people from determining their security vulnerabilities or even making improvements. The activists at Right of Repair and iFixit have put forward two bills to support a digital right of repair: H.143 in the Massachusetts House an...
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Massachusetts legislators will hear testimony for and against Digital Right to Repair on September 26 in the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection. The bill is H.143 in the Massachusetts House and S.96 in the Senate. With computers in more and more of the things we buy, it is vital that these bills pass so we truly control the things we own. Their passage will ensure that if you need a digital device repaired, you can take it to an independent contractor instead of the manufacturer or can repai...
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From our Boston Organizer: Celebrating repair by conveying basic troubleshooting skills, Fixit Clinics are do-it-together hands-on STEM-oriented fix-n-learn community-based exploration and discovery workshops staffed by volunteer Fixit Coaches who generously share their time, tools and expertise to consult with you on the disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of your item. So bring your broken, non-functioning things -- electronics, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, bicycles, fa...
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