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IGF Day 4 and last, Privacy – Incident with China – Human network – more Open Standards – Jordan FOSS – and Final statement November 24, 2009

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Hi all,
This is the second day of the IGF 2009 and the 4th and last day of my journey.

There was a lot to write about, and I had little time back in Israel, so it took a while to publish.
I recommend you read my closing statement.
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IGF Day 3, Backdoor Censorship – Open Standards – founder of W3C – ISOC IL and IDNs – one of the fathers of the Internet November 16, 2009

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Hi all,

Today is the third day of my trip and the first day off the IGF conference.

Today was full and exciting as expected!

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IGF 2009 Day 1 – What is IGF? November 14, 2009

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Hi all,

(I am blogging this time on my OLPC/Nokia N810 so sorry about the typos)

I thought I might update that I arrived a few hours ago to the IGF conference.

Getting there

It took about 13 hours to get here, I have mostly been traveling in a taxi cab today from Taba to Shrem. Apparently there are a lot of security checkpoints because of the conference itself!

What is the Internet Governance Forum? – The ‘G’ in IGF

Since I have little of ICT news to tell I thought I might start with a conversation Dima and I had on the way here, regarding what the IGF means – When we wanted to translate the ‘G’ (for Governance) in IGF to other languages we did not know what exactly it means – Is it the government as in maneging the Internet as a resource? Or standardizing the Internet? or perhaps government as in how to get governments to interact with the Internet? It seems its a a bit of all, yet not clearly one of them nether. When looking at the huge number of workshops (10 in parallel!) this seems to become more apparent: privacy and freedom of expression, net neutrality, technical implementation of the infrastructure and how governments and organizations should treat the Internet, its all there. It seems it will be hard  pick which workshop to go to!

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I am going to the Internet Governance Forum in Egypt on Friday November 11, 2009

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Internet Governance ForumHi all,

I thought I might update that I am going to the  IGF (Internet Governance Forum) conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from this Friday till Monday. I am going in hope to meet new people and hear the talks. I see this visit as a continuation of my visit to ITU TELECOM Asia 2008 in Thailand last year (which was a lot of fun).

With me are coming from Israel Dimity Epstein (who introduced me to the ITU) and the Head of Israeli ISOC (The Internet Society) Rimon Levi.

For more information on the conference you can see the IGF conference website and the programme.

I hope I would find time to update during the conference. I would try and twitter too. I am right in the middle of my second year in physics studies, so I will have little time when I get back.

Hope to update soon

A trip to the North and some GPS fun April 15, 2009

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Tracking with the Nokia N810, mapper sees satellites.

Tracking with the Nokia N810.

Hey all,

This Passover, I went on a trip in the North of Israel in the Golan heights.

However, apart from enjoying the beauty of nature I thought I might do a little experiment with my Nokia N810, a Linux device with a GPS receiver.

What I did was switch it on at the beginning of the tour and put it back inside my bag, ignoring it most of the time.

The result was a complete GPX file of our tour.

On the Nokia it looked nice, however I wanted to see if I can extract more data at home with the GPX file.I found 3 tools I could do with it.

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Cellphones in Israel – No collaboration on infrastructure leads to bad quality of service December 6, 2008

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Cellphones in Israel - No collaboration on infrastructure leads to bad quality of service

In Israel we have no problem when it comes to cellphone reception, even in deserts you will find that the reception is at full gain. However when the access is antiques, quality and reliability of that access the becomes the really important issue.

Part of a jungle of models

It seems that the service models are quite different around the world, and this seems to directly effect the usage pattern in the country. A common problem in Asia is when one has a monopoly, where a single company is in charge of the cellphone service, usually derived by an agreement with the government. This usually creates dis-connectivity in places where there is a low concentration of people, or remote places that are hard to reach.

Israel is different

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OLPC pilot in Israel – We Need the Community November 30, 2008

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One Laptop per Child

Hey all,

I am happy to tell that in the last few days there were talks between OLPC and the “Ilan Ramon Youth Physics Center” with a goal to start an OLPC pilot in Israel.

The plan

The Ilan Ramon Center already has an ongoing project for mathematical thinking and programing in the Be’er Sheva area (aka the Negev desert), where they mostly help poor families, and also Bedouin. This is a perfect place to help with OLPCs (some Bedouin even live in tents!). There is a lot to do to help. This past week I had to help the people in the Center get a C and Java IDE to work on the green laptop.

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Day Seven, The last – Secondlife, Closing forums and Back to Israel October 12, 2008

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Hey, here are today’s events:


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Day Six – Climate Crisis Forum, The main Exhibition and 3 Parties October 12, 2008

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hey,
I unfortunately lost my notes list so I don’t have all the quotes for today.
Here is the day:


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Day Five – Innovation Forum, OLPC class, Elections October 12, 2008

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Hey all,
Today was back full of work. It started with an interesting panel, continued with of elections and ended in a mall.


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