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Jan 15, 2008, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"When Kim Hawtin, like many other young Australians, went to London in 2000 to work. he never knew that he would be introduced to one of the abiding interests of his life while there. Then in his late 20s, he had gone over to the mother country after graduation. While there he got involved with, a group aiming to build up community wireless networks.

"Hawtin, who now works with the University of Adelaide as a systems administrator, says: 'I spent a lot of time at dek.spc, a workshop/lab hosted by James Stevens, one of the founders of There I met a great many folks into community wireless, radio, networking and FLOSS. James really planted the seed of community wireless for me. Julien Preist, co-founder of was a technical guy and pointed me in the right directions early on, on the hardware front...'"

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