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    • A technological overview of the guifi.net community network 

      Vega d'Aurelio, Davide; Baig Viñas, Roger; Cerdà Alabern, Llorenç; Medina Medina, Esunly; Meseguer Pallarès, Roc; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (2015-12-24)
      Article
      Open Access
      This work presents a technological analysis of guifi.net, a free, neutral, and open-access community network. Guifi.net consists of more than 27,000 operational nodes, which makes it the world’s largest community network ...
    • Advances in wireless community networks with the community-lab testbed 

      Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Baig Viñas, Roger; Barz, Christoph; Bonicioli, Joseph; Braem, Bart; Freitag, Fèlix; Vilalta i Balaguer, Ivan (2016-07)
      Article
      Open Access
      Beyond traditional telecom providers, citizens and organizations pool their own resources and coordinate in order to build local network infrastructures to address the digital divide in many parts of the world. These ...
    • Cloud-based extension for Community-Lab 

      Selimi, Mennan; Florit López, Jorge Luis; Vega d'Aurelio, Davide; Meseguer Pallarès, Roc; López Berga, Ester; Khan, Muhammad Amin; Neumann, Axel; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Baig Viñas, Roger; Escrich, Pau; Moll, Agusti; Pueyo, Roguer; Vilalta, Ivan; Aymerich, Marc; Lamora, Santiago (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
      Conference report
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      Community-Lab is an open, distributed infrastructure for researchers to carry out experiments within wireless community networks. Community networks are an emergent model of infrastructures built with off-the-shelf ...
    • Cloudy in guifi.net: Establishing and sustaining a community cloud as open commons 

      Baig Viñas, Roger; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (Elsevier, 2018-10)
      Article
      Open Access
      Commons are natural or human-made resources that are managed cooperatively. The guifi.net community network is a successful example of a digital infrastructure, a computer network, managed as an open commons. Inspired by ...
    • Community network clouds as a case for the IEEE Intercloud standardization 

      Baig Viñas, Roger; Freitag, Fèlix; Moll, Agustí; Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Pueyo Centelles, Roger; Vlassov, Vladimir (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      The IEEE P2302 Intercloud WG conducts work since 2011 on the project Standard for Intercloud Interoperability and Federation with the goal to define a standard architecture and building components for large-scale ...
    • Community networks and sustainability: a survey of perceptions, practices, and proposed solutions 

      Micholia, Panagiota; Karaliopoulos, Merkouris; Koutsopoulos, Iordanis; Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Baig Viñas, Roger; Boucas, Dimitris; Michalis, Maria; Antoniadis, Panayiotis (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-03-21)
      Article
      Open Access
      Community network (CN) initiatives have been around for roughly two decades, evangelizing a distinctly different paradigm for building, maintaining, and sharing network infrastructure but also defending the basic human ...
    • Deploying clouds in the Guifi community network 

      Baig Viñas, Roger; Dowling, Jim; Escrich, Pau; Freitag, Fèlix; Meseguer Pallarès, Roc; Moll, Agustí; Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Pietrosemoli, Ermanno; Pueyo, Roger; Vlassov, Vladimir; Zennaro, Marco (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      This paper describes an operational geographically distributed and heterogeneous cloud infrastructure with services and applications deployed in the Guifi community network. The presented cloud is a particular case of a ...
    • Development and management of collective network and cloud computing infrastructures 

      Baig Viñas, Roger (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-18)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      In the search and development of more participatory models for infrastructure development and management, in this dissertation, we investigate models for the financing, deployment, and operation of network and cloud computing ...
    • Experiences with distributed heterogeneous clouds over community networks 

      Selimi, Mennan; Freitag, Fèlix; Martí, Daniel; Pueyo, Roguer; Escrich, Pau; Baig Viñas, Roger (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2014)
      Conference lecture
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      Community networks [1] are decentralized and self-organized communication networks built and operated by citizens and for citizens. They are an emergent model of infrastructure that aims to satisfy a community's demand for ...
    • guifi.net, a crowdsourced network infrastructure held in common 

      Baig Viñas, Roger; Roca Tió, Ramon; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (2015-10-29)
      Article
      Open Access
      The expression “crowdsourced computer networks” refers to a network infrastructure built by citizens and organisations who pool their resources and coordinate their efforts to make these networks happen. “Community networks” ...
    • On edge microclouds to provide local container-based services 

      Baig Viñas, Roger; Pueyo Centelles, Roger; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Edge computing has been proposed to enable more user-centric cloud-based services. Nowadays, edge computing is operational in industrial and consumer-oriented scenarios. An important limitation of today's solutions, however, ...
    • On the Guifi.net community network economics 

      Cerdà Alabern, Llorenç; Baig Viñas, Roger; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (2020-02-26)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      How costs are distributed among the participants is a key question in the management and viability of shared resources. Although all cost-sharing mechanisms are subjective and thus it is eventually up to the participants ...
    • On the sustainability of community clouds in guifi.net 

      Baig Viñas, Roger; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (Springer, 2015)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      The Internet and cloud services are key enablers for participation in society. The need for Internet access in areas underserved by commercial telecom operators has often been a motivation to develop community networks. Many ...
    • WiBed, a platform for commodity wireless testbeds 

      Escrich, Pau; Baig Viñas, Roger; Dimogerontakis, Emmanouil; Carbo Sole, Eloi; Neumann, Axel; Fonseca, Alexander; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Testbeds are a stage between the simulation and the production stages. To this end they must be as close as possible to production environments (i.e. real hardware, on the field deployments) while also keeping the traits ...