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content:about [22/05/2013 11:28]
Andrew Bettison [Current work] link to Activity page, remove Commotion OpenBTS paragraph (is covered on Activity page)
content:about [22/05/2013 11:43] (current)
Andrew Bettison add [More information] section, mention that SPI is non-profit
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 //“Mobile telephony for those in need.”// //“Mobile telephony for those in need.”//
  
-The [[http://www.servalproject.org|Serval Project]] is a [[http://www.servalproject.org/about/the-team|small team]] of academics, contracted engineers and students in the Resilient Networks Lab of [[Flinders University]] in South Australia, developing revolutionary, free, open-source software for mobile telephones.  It was founded by [[http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/paul.gardner-stephen|Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen]] and [[http://www.linkedin.com/in/romanachallans|Romana Challans]] in 2010 in response to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake|Haiti Earthquake]], and has received funding and equipment from [[http://www.servalproject.org/other/supporters|several supporters]].  The intellectual property in the Serval Project is held by [[:content:spi]].+The [[http://www.servalproject.org|Serval Project]] is a [[http://www.servalproject.org/about/the-team|small team]] of academics, contracted engineers and students in the Resilient Networks Lab of [[Flinders University]] in South Australia, developing revolutionary, free, open-source software for mobile telephones.  It was founded by [[http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/paul.gardner-stephen|Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen]] and [[http://www.linkedin.com/in/romanachallans|Romana Challans]] in 2010 in response to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake|Haiti Earthquake]], and has received funding and equipment from [[http://www.servalproject.org/other/supporters|several supporters]].  The intellectual property in the Serval Project is held by a not-for-profit incorporated association, [[:content:spi]].
  
 The Serval Project aims to bring infrastructure-free mobile communication to people in need, such as during crisis and disaster situations when vulnerable infrastructure like phone cell towers and mains electricity are cut off.  In practice, this means finding ways to make mobile handsets (like smart-phones) communicate without mobile cell towers, repeaters, Wi-Fi hot spots, or cables. The Serval Project aims to bring infrastructure-free mobile communication to people in need, such as during crisis and disaster situations when vulnerable infrastructure like phone cell towers and mains electricity are cut off.  In practice, this means finding ways to make mobile handsets (like smart-phones) communicate without mobile cell towers, repeaters, Wi-Fi hot spots, or cables.
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 The Serval Project's long term technical goals are set out in the [[:content:tech:]], under the "Not started" column. The Serval Project's long term technical goals are set out in the [[:content:tech:]], under the "Not started" column.
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 +==== More information ====
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 +The [[:|Serval Project Wiki]] contains much more information, including:
 +  * [[:content:contact]] -- get in touch with a real person
 +  * [[:content:tech:]] -- index of all past, present and future technology
 +  * [[:content:activity:]] -- summary of who funds the Serval Project to do what for whom
 +  * [[:content:publications]] -- internal and external papers, reports, and articles
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 +The http://www.servalproject.org/ web site is the Serval Project's main web presence.
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