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dc.contributor.authorLlusà Serra, Aleix
dc.contributor.authorÁguila López, Francisco del
dc.contributor.authorBonet Dalmau, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorMoncunill Geniz, Francesc Xavier
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Minera, Industrial i TIC
dc.date.accessioned2024-03-20T13:14:52Z
dc.date.available2024-03-20T13:14:52Z
dc.date.issued2024-07
dc.identifier.citationLlusà Serra, A. [et al.]. A new community business model for a free, open, and neutral network: considering the wireless to fiber transition. "Internet of things (Amsterdam)", Juliol 2024, vol. 26, núm. article 101157.
dc.identifier.issn2542-6605
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/405018
dc.description.abstractFree, open, and neutral network (FONN) is an alternative to the prevailing proprietary ISP networks on the Internet. From the FONN manifesto, we conceive two main goals: to give freedom to users and to cooperate in building and maintaining the FONN infrastructure. However, the manifesto avoids talking about the business model of this infrastructure and neglects to give the appropriate role to each member of the community in building and maintaining this infrastructure. Moreover, current research misplaces FONN’s cooperation in the avoidance of the tragedy of the commons and also overlooks ownership. The move from wireless to fiber has amplified the consequences of not considering ownership or member roles. In order to fill the previous gaps, in this article we will first relate the objectives of this manifesto to the field of free software. Next we will argue that FONN’s cooperation should be placed in the avoidance of the tragedy of the anticommons. Inspired by free software we define a new business model for FONN besides discussing different ownership licenses. Furthermore, we state the roles of members and rigorously model the economic flow of construction and maintenance costs. The main implication of the proposed business model is that future FONNs will avoid the economic and organizational collapse of some current FONN communities, mainly because funding cannot be based solely on crowdfunding or volunteering. Yet, as an overall benefit, FONN avoids the duplication of infrastructure. This new business model has been used successfully in the fiber deployment of a FONN section.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Telemàtica i xarxes d'ordinadors
dc.subject.lcshFiWi access networks
dc.subject.lcshOpen source software
dc.subject.lcshWireless communication systems
dc.subject.lcshBusiness
dc.subject.otherFree
dc.subject.otherOpen and neutral network
dc.subject.otherFiber/wireless network
dc.subject.otherFree software
dc.subject.otherOwnership and business models
dc.subject.otherTragedy of the anticommons
dc.titleA new community business model for a free, open, and neutral network: considering the wireless to fiber transition
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacProgramari lliure
dc.subject.lemacComunicació sense fil, Sistemes de
dc.subject.lemacNegocis
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. RIIS - Grup de Recerca en Recursos i Indústries Intel·ligents i Sostenibles
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.iot.2024.101157
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542660524000982
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.identifier.drac38461570
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorLlusà Serra, A.; Aguila, F.; Bonet-Dalmau, J.; Moncunill-Geniz, F. X.
local.citation.publicationNameInternet of things (Amsterdam)
local.citation.volume26
local.citation.numberarticle 101157
dc.description.sdgObjectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible::9 - Indústria, Innovació i Infraestructura
dc.description.sdgObjectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible::9 - Indústria, Innovació i Infraestructura::9.1 - Desenvolupar infraestructures fiables, sostenibles, resilients i de qualitat, incloent infraestructures regionals i transfrontereres, per tal de donar suport al desenvolupament econòmic i al benestar humà, amb especial atenció a l’accés assequible i equitatiu per a totes les persones
dc.description.sdgObjectius de Desenvolupament Sostenible::9 - Indústria, Innovació i Infraestructura::9.c - Augmentar de forma significativa l’accés a les tecnologies de la informació i la comunicació i esforçar-se a proporcionar accés universal i assequible a Internet als països menys avançats a tot tardar el 2020


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