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With the use of relatively low cost technologies and Open Source software it is possible to build a wireless network which is used by the community. Technical problems do exist, but by usage of Open Source software they can easily be solved. The process of building a network using a loosely-coupled group of volunteers is not easy but bringing organization in the group when the network becomes more complex helps a lot. Having the back-up of the community and local enterprises also helps to gain momentum and visibility of the project, which in return speeds up the development and growth of the network.

Rudi van Drunen 2003-04-08