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Commotion Wireless Project

Commotion is an open-source communication tool that uses mobile phones, computers, and other wireless devices to create decentralized mesh networks.

This project focuses on hosting a workshop and deploying Commotion technology in an overseas location.

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Current project status

Just an idea (Pre-alpha)
It exists! (Alpha/Beta)
It's basically done (Release)
People use it (Production)

Funding to date

2012 $1,000,000 12 months

Total Funding: $1,000,000

Addressed problems

  • Localized or nationwide communications shut down or throttling (Blackouts)
  • Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication
  • Prohibitive cost to access the Internet


  • Training


  • Ethnic minorities
  • Activists
  • Advocacy groups/NGOs


  • Central Asia


  • India

Technology attributes

  • Application deployment
  • Networking
  • Wireless Communication

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