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Cloudy in guifi.net: Establishing and sustaining a community cloud as open commons

Author
Baig, R.; Freitag, F.; Navarro, L.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Future generation computer systems
Date of publication
2018-10
Volume
87
First page
868
Last page
887
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2017.12.017 Open in new window
Project funding
A Community networking Cloud in a box
Community Networks Testbed for the Future Internet
Community Networks and Clouds
Network Infraestructure as Commons
Repository
http://dsg.ac.upc.edu/node/776 Open in new window
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/121684 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167739X1732856X Open in new window
Abstract
Commons are natural or human-made resources that are managed cooperatively. The guifi.net community network is a successful example of a digital infrastructure, a computer network, managed as an open commons. Inspired by the guifi.net case and its commons governance model, we claim that a computing cloud, another digital infrastructure, can also be managed as an open commons if the appropriate tools are put in place. In this paper, we explore the feasibility and sustainability of community cloud...
Citation
Baig, R., Freitag, F., Navarro, L. Cloudy in guifi.net: Establishing and sustaining a community cloud as open commons. "Future generation computer systems", Octubre 2018, vol. 87, p. 868-887.
Keywords
Cloudy software stack, Common-pool resources, Commons, Community clouds, Community networks, Self-organised governance systems, Self-provisioning
Group of research
CNDS - Computer Networks and Distributed Systems

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