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The Virtual Commons Night @ St Werburghs CC Sunday 11th May

Bristol Wireless are hosting an evening of radical geekery at St Werburghs Centre (Horley Road) on Sunday 11th May from 5.30pm. You’re invited to try out some of the excellent projects they’ve been developing with free software and discarded computer kit, listen to talks on the rise of the Creative Commons movement, learn about the […]

‘Tower of Babel’ technology nears

The problem of compatibility between wireless devices is being addressed at an international conference this week. Scientists will be discussing what has been dubbed “Tower of Babel” technology – software that can converge different wireless gadgets into a single device. The aim for Software Defined Radio (SDR) is to be able to translate and understand […]

BCC joins ODF Alliance

From BCC press Office – A new IT development is marking the beginning of the end of ‘can’t open yours’ culture. As part of its drive to reduce the cost of services without compromising quality, Bristol City Council today joined the Open Document Format (ODF) Alliance. The move is expected to make it easier […]

Connecting Bristol Bid submitted

Bristol City Council have submitted their bid to the Digital Challenge set by the goverment for showcasing how Local Authorities and their communities can really make use of new technologies to enhance peoples lives – The bid intro lays out the ambitious aims – increase participation in the social and economic life of Bristol and […]

L is for Linux

A brief scare went round Bristol Wireless early in November when our favourite model AP looked like it was going to be killed off by Linksys, the company that manufacture the WRT54G. Fortunately Linksys look like they know who it is that has popularised and recommended their device to make it the biggest selling Wireless […]

ECC Funding secured

Bristol Wireless has successfully secured funding from the University for industry (Ufi) to continue the activities we have been developing at Easton Community Centre since May. This will allow us to continue to run the IT Suite as a UKOnline Centre for at least the next 6 months, providing courses and community IT support through […]

Princess Royal Gardens – Official Launch

The official launch of the Bristol Wireless installed LTSP suite at Princess Royal Gardens, a sheltered accommodation project in East Bristol, was held on 20th July, attended by City Councillors John Kiely and Abdul Malik and his Lordship, The Mayor Peter Abraham. The suite consists of 6 terminals and a server all kindly donated by […]

Digital divide leaves a quarter of Brits stranded BCS survey finds ‘significant proportion’ of adults with no access to a PC Robert Jaques, 07 Sep 2004 One in four Britons are in danger of being marginalised because they have no access to PCs at home or at work, the British Computer Society (BCS) has warned. According to its latest survey investigating […]

International Cisco Product Donation Pilot

This might be a useful way to get free Cisco Wireess routers for VolOrgs in Bristol to connect to our network. We are looking for NGOs and charities to participate in a pilot product donation program with Cisco Systems and TechSoup Stock. We piloted a similar Cisco product donation program in September of 2002 […]

Objective 2 funding

Posted to the Voscur mailing list this week – should we follow this up – deadline is tight Objective 2 Funding money still left in the pot! – European Regional Development Fund strands: (£70,485 and £4,063,042 available) – European Social fund: (£1,359,797 available) – Applications over £30,000 invited – Matched funding essential and can be […]

Fundraising meeting 6:30pm 26th July, Bannerman Buildings

A Meeting to discuss fundraising and the financial future of the project. I have a idea to contact the Guardian for the Bannerman Rd school project that I would like to discuss. If you have a particular interest in fundraising and are unable to attend please let the list know by Thursday and we will […]

Latest Course Failure

The latest course at Easton Community Centre has been cancelled due to only having one recruited student (of 4) actually turn up for the first evening class. The last one had only 3 students. Our recruitment mechanism is obviously not working properly and if we wish to continue with these courses we do need to […]