DigI:Working Together

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This pages gives a short overview on how we work together in DigI. It contains an introduction to the wiki, a link to meetings, and other relevant information. If you have questions, please add it here:

Q: Which collaboration tools have we and how we use them?

A: We have the wiki: http://Digi.BasicInternet.no for as much as possible open information.

The Internal Wiki is on DigAdmin:Home or http://DigAdmin.BasicInternet.no for confidential information
Documents are handled through http://owncloud.unik.no. Unfortunately you have one username for owncloud, and one for the wiki.

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Q: How can I edit the Wiki? And how can I create links from owncloud to Wiki?

A: See DigI:How_to_edit on how to edit the wiki.

If you have created a document, right-click with the mouse on the file in the owncloud browser window, "copy link address", and paste it into the wiki (see figure and example in WP-T1)

Q: How do we handle confidential and secure information

A: We have established DigAdmin:Home for confidential information.

Q: What kind of connectivity do we talk about in DigI? Mobile phone or "Internet"

A: We address connectivity to information, thus Wifi (or mobile network) access to the InfoInternet. A major driver is affordability, as we don't expect that people will pay for access to health and education information. Thus, if a mobile network exists, people might still not have access to information, which we will provide at a health spot.

Q: Who runs the operation on the ground in DRC?

A: IPX extenso is our partner for ground operation in the selected villages in DRC

Q: Who runs the operation on the ground in Tanzania?

A: We have NIMR, SUA, and the Ministry of Health in Tanzania as core partners in DigI, and Amotel as associated partner. Amotel has received funding from the government to connect 4 villages, see DigI:WP-T1. See overview of partners on http://DigI.BasicInternet.no

Q: What is InfoInternet, and why don't we call it Basic information?

A: InfoInternet is the free access to (compressed) text and pictures, and the paid access to "high-bandwidth" services such as video.
Facebook has established Internet.org, having the service Free Basics. Thus people have regarded BasicInternet.org as a supporting organisation of Facebook. That's why we called the service InfoInternet.

Q: What about end-user devices? Smartphones? Who wil provide them? How many?

A: We need to look at the villages whom we connect in Tanzania and DRC, and what people in these villages use. We will have two tablets at each health spot, to be used by people coming in. In addition, we open for people using their own SmartPhones, then we can start the pilots with BYOD.

Q: Who are the end-users of the information?

A: End-users are the people who don't see the value in digital information, or who can't afford access. My expectation is that we should concentrate on the younger (age < 40 years old) generation, as these ones need to find a job for living.

Q: Who is packaging the information, e.g. health information?

A: Selection of information should be specified through WP-T1 and WP-T3, in collaboration with WP-I3. We need a prioritization for the selection of both access technology and services. The TZ-team will select the information, and Maurice (FCI) will help in developing the apps and Web information.

Q: Can you elaborate on the vision regarding content for DRC? "In DRC, the focus is on job opportunities" "Content for primary schools (DRC)" What do we mean by "Educational information"? What kind of literacy should be developed? Perhaps this can be more clarified during the first analysis phase?

A: Agreed, should be specified during the first specification phase, |WP-C1, and might include links to energy, jobs, ..., or education.

Q: How do we differ from "One Laptop per child"?

A: We provide access to information, assuming that smartphones will reach the society rather quickly. But access to the mobile network will cost, and our approach is to provide free access to information i.e. health and education.

OLPC, http://one.laptop.org, has seen that laptop/tablet provision is of limited reach. After some 3-4 months the interest for the tablets go down, if they are not supported with free network access.

Working Together in DigI
Josef Noll,
Working Together
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⌘ Working Together

DigI Wiki

  • Collaborative project, building the knowledge community in IoT Security
  • physical and virtual meetings
  • virtual: DigI.BasicInternet.no wiki
  • Meetings/Workshops
  • PhD and PostDocs
  • international exchange

⌘ DigI.BasicInternet.no Wiki

DigI Meetings page
  • DigI.BasicInternet.no is based on MediaWiki (as Wikipedia)
    • knowledge base and publication platform
    • with Semantic Extensions: machine readable
    • consistent information
  • How to use
  • Structured information through Forms
  • Tips on how to edit: DigI:How_to_edit

⌘ Notes and Limitations:


  • all users can add new users Special:UserLogin/signup, however, access to DigI and DigAdmin has to be provided by an administrator


  • wiki language


DigI Forms

  • Phone conference every first Tuesday of a month at 13:00h
  • Physical Consortium meeting every six months (2 times/year) (tbc)


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  • Reporting three times per year (1.May,1.Sep,1.Jan)
  • Achievement-based
    • minor focus on activities (summary)
    • manpower estimation
  • <--- Using Wiki reporting scheme (to be developed) ---->