We wrote to the European Patent Office to indicate our concern about patents being granted: “Paris, 30th of April 2009 Contribution to the Referral G03/08 Dear members of the Enlarged Board of Appeals, together with a majority of software experts and parliaments in Europe we see no role for patents for software and business methods. So we are surprised to find out that some die-hards in the European Patent Organization
Church of Security opened its temporary chapel last week. Preaching about the over-development of surveillance and the creative space it created for us, believers, who will use Infrared-Blinder for CCTV, Consumer B Gone to prevent highly dangerous terrorist from stealing your shopping cart in the supermarket, RFID detection and activation Crosses and other artifacts during our constant celebration of the all-seeing, all-knowing (yet slow to act) God of Security. Allelujhack!
======================================================================== /tmp/lab announces the second Hacker Space Festival (Paris, 26-30 June 2009) ======================================================================== Hacker Space Festival 2009 | Call For Proposals In 2008, we organized HSF on the spot, as an ad-hoc meeting for hackerspaces-related networks, technical and artistic research emerging from them and social questionning arising from them. This sudden experiment proved to be a huge success, as much as on the self-organizing level as on the participants and
This week is the wintercamp, and a few members of /tmp/lab and Art Sensitif are going there, along with Jaromil for Dyne, meeting 160 participants for a networked experience in order to create, cross-breed and develop what the collectives are doing. Very different than the traditionnal approach to CodeCamps or Hack Conference, wintercamp is organized by some great dutch organization giving it a very different flavor, at least in the
SPONSORS updates The TmpLab is pleased to announce the support of two first sponsors for the BattleWirelessMesh to help this event to be the one occasion a have a real case mesh test-bed. Wireless-fr (http://wireless-fr.org) will be providing 8 nodes (Buffalo) FON (http://fon.com) will be providing 25 nodes (WRT54G) We are still looking for more supports from the community and from the vendors to complete our architecture. DEVELOPERS updates Already
We are pleased to announce that the /tmp/lab will be organizing a Spring Wireless OpenWRT Mesh Contest called “Wireless Battle Mesh” during 2 days (April 11-12th) with the goal of building 3 wireless mesh networks based on embedded hardware running OpenWRT and different concurrent mesh routing protocols. The targeted architecture will be 3 networks of 25nodes + 1 wireless managment networks (10-20 nodes) to achieve realistic size of nodes number,
A new Calendar has been setup on /tmp/lab website in order to coordinate our events. Notably you will find the weekly open meeting where everybody is free to join us, the Hacker Space Fest dates (26 to 30 of June 2009) and the yearly AG for next week. Make sure to add this in your Calendar manager.
We’re back from the awesome Chaos Congress 25C3 and wish all of you happy hacking in 2009! Cheers! /tmp/lab team
Don’t miss out the lightning talk we will be giving today at 25C3 on Consumer B Gone ! At approx 12 in Saal 2. More info on these pages : Consumer B Gone : http://www.tmplab.org/2008/06/18/consumer-b-gone/ Lightning talks : http://events.ccc.de/congress/2008/wiki/Lightning_Talks#Talks_-_Day.234 And for those who are not at the 25C3, there is streaming video : http://events.ccc.de/congress/2008/wiki/Streaming
This thursday 18th of December 2008 at 8 PM, there will be a workshop with Mitch Altman, father and inventor of TV-B-Gone, 1/ First part: Soldering Workshop Learn to solder, anyone can learn. Just bring your solder iron if you have one. If you don’t, it’s ok, we have some. Mitch has fun kits to practice on. Reimbursement for parts cost requested. Lack of fund should not be a problem
DefectiveByDesign has launched a new initiative to show which products are being tweaked by their own manufacturer in order to pressure consumer into more sheep-like buyers: 35 Days Against DRM — Day One: MacBook | DefectiveByDesign.org have a look and vote for it on DIGG.