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2006-11-03

FON - WiFi 分享社群

剛剛發現o左一個叫做 FON o既無線網絡分享社群. 佢o既 idea 係將 member 自己o既家用寛頻分享出o黎俾其他 member (叫做 "Foneros") 用, 咁所有 "Foneros" 去到邊都可以用無線網絡上網了.

跟據 FON 的英文網站中的 What's FON 所講 (中文版o個個講得好亂...), 總共有 3 種 member type:
Foneros are members of the FON Community. There are actually three types of Fonero:
  • Most of us are Linuses. That means that we share our WiFi at home and in return get free WiFi wherever we find a FON Access Point.
  • Aliens are people who don’t share their WiFi yet. We charge them just €/$ 3 for a Day Pass to access the FON Community.
  • Bills are in business and so want to make some money from their WiFi. Instead of free roaming, they get a 50% share of the money that Aliens pay to access the Community through their FON Access Point. They can also advertise their business on their personalized FON Access Point homepage.
簡單o黎講 member 可以"分享"同埋"使用" FON o既接入點, 只係"分享"o既叫做 Bill, 只係"使用"o既叫做 Alien, 同時"分享"同埋"使用"o既叫做 Linus. Alien 要俾錢去用 FON 接入點, Bill 透過"分享"換取收入, Linus 透過"分享"換取免費"使用"o既權利. 要成為 Bill 或者 Linux, 只要俾 HK$39 買個佢地o既 WiFi Router (叫做 "La Fonera")就得了.

我覺得呢個 idea 幾好, 起碼唔駛再迫住o係咖啡店用o個 d 勁貴o既網X行無線上網服務... 不過我有以下o既 concern:
  1. 保安問題... 作為一個用家, 你所有資料都係透過人地o既 network 去傳送, 有心人要從中截取你傳送o既資料無乜難度... 作為一個分享者, 人地可以隨時 access 你o既 network, 話就話經過o左佢提供o既 "La Fonera" 去 form 一個類似 VPN o既網絡, 理論上係同你o既 network 分開的, 但... 始終有 concern...
  2. 設定問題... 如果我已經有一個 router, 係咪一定要用 "La Fonera" replace o左我而家o個個?
  3. 責任問題... 佢要求你 7x24 咁開住 "La Fonera" 俾其他人用, 如果我因為某 d 原因做唔到咁點算? 舉個例我個寬頻壞o左, 又或者我唔想開?
  4. 合約問題... 一般家用寬頻合約會唔會有某 d 條款唔俾我地將條線 share 出去以換取收入/免費使用無線網絡o既權利...? (後按: 睇番 Fon o個個 blog 引述經濟日報o既報導話「用戶在與HK.net薟訂寬頻合約時分享網絡是非法的。」, 其他唔太清楚了...)

始終 FON o係香港都仲係新o野 (2006/11/1 先登陸香港...) 即管睇睇佢會發展成點吧... 想知多 d o既可以去佢地o既網頁同埋 blog 睇睇~

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