Wireless Networking in the Developing World
Rob Flickenger and a bunch of collaborators sat down in London for three months and wrote the manual on how to build community oriented wireless networks. It is now released under a Creative Commons license so that anyone can download, copy, and repurpose it for free. It's primarily aimed at people in the developing world, but I'm guessing it will be equally valuable everywhere else. Congratulations guys, this is an amazing piece of work.
Well, it's finally out. Back in October 2005, I got together with some folks in London to put together ideas for a free book on wireless networking in the developing world. The project grew quickly, and now includes a free PDF version and (very soon) a printed, bound edition.
London, England - Imagine trying to piece together a wireless network with no manuals, sporadic and slow access to the Internet, inadequate tools, a shortage of supplies, and in the most inclement weather. The authors of a recently published book, "Wireless Networking in the Developing World" don't need to imagine. They have been doing so for years.