Call for Participation: General Assembly of the FFDN

The FDN Federation will hold its upcoming General Assembly in May, in western France. Besides the formal Assembly, it's mostly an opportunity for all non-profit ISPs of the Federation to meet, present their projects, and discuss.

We would like to invite other DIY ISPs or community networks, so that they can share their experience. We are specifically looking for people to give a presentation, workshop or discussion, in English or French. The format is mostly free (duration between 20 minutes and 2 hours), it can range from a formal presentation on the theory of community-owned networks, to a workshop on "how to build your own Koruza".

Keywords and topics: fiber, high-performance wireless networks, software tools for DIY ISPs, security of the infrastructure, models for community-owned networks, economical models, network neutrality, scaling (both human and technical), relation with political representatives, project management.

You can submit your proposals by email at The deadline for proposals is Monday 9 March 2015. Please include in your proposal, if possible:

  • an abstract of around 40 to 100 words
  • an estimation of the duration
  • the format you would like for your presentation (conference, workshop, discussion...)
  • any items you might need (beamer, loudspeakers, pointer, mandatory Internet connectivity, tea or coffee...)

Don't hesitate to ask any question in our IRC channel (#ffdn on, speaking in English is fine.

Practical information: the event will take place from 7th May 2015 to 10th May 2015, near Cholet. For more information (accomodation, travel, schedule, etc), see this wiki page, it will be updated regularly.