Ontem, em post sobre segurança e redes wi-fi, discutíamos a possibilidade de uma “linuxização” do acesso a redes wi-fi. Já postei nesse Carnet algo sobre o Meraki e também sobre Fon. Agora, post do Boing Boing mostra que a rede mesh está crescendo em São Francisco:

“Evan sez, ‘Meraki makes it brain dead simple to share wi-fi and pushes it out to massive scale at super low costs. The result is free wi-fi across areas much bigger than previously feasible by individuals, and at much lower cost and subject to much lower red tape than previous municipal wi-fi projects.'(…)

Meraki provides the technology, but we rely on people to help build and grow. There are a number of ways you can help:

If you can see the Free the Net signal, sign up for a free repeater to boost your signal.

Volunteer to host an outdoor repeater on your roof or balcony. The outdoor units help spread the signal throughout your neighborhood and are critical to the growth of the network.

Spread the word! Tell your friends and neighbors to sign up at

Check out the network map and keep yourself up-to-date on our progress.”