Community Networking Conference, August 1993
In August 1993 , the National Capital Freenet hosted a
Networking Conference. As part of this conference, the Ottawa
networking community organized and made their contribution.
A number of individuals helped, including:
Neil Holtz., Steve Birnbaum,
- A Technical Proposal was
made to the Freenet for possible consideration. While the technology is
currently out-dated, the basic ideas presented in that proposal are
similar to those being presented today. The major change is that an
easier publishing method making use of HTML is now available where this
proposal discusses Gopher based information. Most current proposals also
involve completely offloading Email and News access to a separate
information provider, thus allowing the user to not make use of personal
disk space, or have to be a member of the National Capital Freenet in
order to make use of all the information that is stored on it.
- A group of computers were set up at the back of the conference room
to demonstrate client-server publishing and retrieval of information.
The cross-platform nature of these standards was demonstrated by having a
number of different platforms including Microsoft Windows, Macintosh,
MS-DOS, Unix and NextStep. The same published information was shown using a
VT100 style terminal emulator and a mouse driven GUI, demonstrating that
a single publishing method could make use of whatever facilities are
available in the Client computer, and would not at all make information
unavailable to those who did not have sophisticated computers or terminals.
Last Modified: Jun 1, 1995