The collection below presents Calafou's work spaces.
"Collaborative and open space for development of free, open-source IT tools. It was founded in summer 2011 by the CIC. Their motto is 'Compartir Es Bueno'. As far as I know it is involved in four main tasks:
- provide tech support for CIC
- Lorea - free software for building free social networks. Ecoxarxes or N-1 are based on the Lorea kernel
- Guifi.net - free alternative to commercial ISP /weefee/
- Phone liberation network (PLN) - free alternative to commercial phone companies.
[ PLN es una red de centrales telefónicas autónomas federadas enfocada en crear una red internacional de telefonía libre. Está totalmente desarrollada con software libre y el conocimiento generado en su desarrollo se comparte sin restricciones. ]
They created the network, the first node, which works as a switchboard, and the tech needed to easily build other nodes.
- Security-related issues - hacker stuff
- Many other mini-projects - and it's always open to new ideas
Most of these projects are performed not only at Calafou's hacklab, but in a distributed way, in many places at once (it may be happening in your own computer ;)
The hacklab has been recently split in two, or maybe had a daughter, the hardlab, used for hardware hacking, and is pregnant with the future medialab. There is also a chemlab, and I plan to build a biolab very soon. Welcome to Labtown!"
"The hardlab is no daughter of anything. It has always being and
independent and rizomatic body. The hardlab was physically first in the
mutangerlab, then when we have elecricity problems, it moved to the
hacklab. And now find a right place, more adecuated to the needs of it."
"The hacklab is no mother or father of anything. It's a community-operated
workspace where people with common interests, often in computers,
technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialise
Construction / Development
Casa Roja - the guest house - was left half built by the previous owners.
The Social Centre
Wandering round the enormous site you are bound to come across some surprising things stashed away.
Luckily no-one there is afraid of had work so it all seems to come together.
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