Wednesday, 10 December 2008

[other project]What is "Réseau Citoyen"
[modifier] What is "Réseau Citoyen"

Réseau Citoyen is not an organisation, it's much more a phenomenon...
Beside its technological aspects, "Réseau Citoyen" is a vector for ideas ..
We consider that equality between citizens is important and therefore some technical choices are excluded as they would imply that some systems would have to play a preeminent role. Each citizen is represented by a router, and no router should be able to control others.
We're building the network using a MultiHop Mesh topology and a flat address space (10.X.X.X, people would calculate their IP address from their MAC address), We experimented with protocols such as OLSR, AODV and ZRP We currently are using OLSR.
We still have to come up with a reliable peer-to-peer alternative to DNS.

We are attempting the libertarian approach of not having any official decision taking organism. This does not mean that no decision can be taken, only that the processes of taking decisions and acting on them concerns each one and not everyone. Leadership by example becomes the prefered way of making proposals and taking action. No coercion from the 'powers' is therefore possible - only the consensus will remain. No collective decisions but a collective outcome that results from individual actions.

We exclusively evolve in the non-commercial world. The commercial world may be our neighbour, sometimes our partner but never our master. These last considerations imply the use of free software as prefered tools, and CopyLeft as the way to publish results.

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