Wednesday, February 08, 2006

share your wifi

it looks like FON is trying to get SKYPE to partner with Google to make a network of wifi users, read it here. The funny part is their terminology:

-- Linus members, (in deference to Linus Torvalds, the Finnish creator of Linux) share their home WiFi hotspot with the FON network and gain access to free roaming throughout the FON network.

-- Bill members, (in deference to Bill Gates of Microsoft), will share their Wi-Fi hotspot with Alien members for a fee. Bills do not benefit from free roaming. Bill subscriptions are not yet available.

-- Alien members, (who are alien to the concept of sharing), pay to connect to the FON network on an as-needed basis. Fifty-percent of revenue generated from Aliens will be shared with Bills. Currently, Alien memberships are available on a free-trial basis.

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