Cool Toys Pic of the day – The Serval Project

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The Serval Project:
http://www.servalproject.org/

Open source meets mobile telephony. But it is bigger than that. I
don’t know how they did it, but the idea is to provide open source,
open access, mobile access irregardless of circumstances such as:

– “in the face of disaster,
– in the face of poverty,
– in the face of isolation,
– in the face of civil unrest, or
– in the face of network black-spots.”

In more of their words:
“Communications should not just be for the fortunate — communication
should be freely available to everyone, because we believe
communication should be a human right. … Serval technology bridges
the digital divide.”

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