Feb 18

Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum)

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The Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM), German Historical Museum, was founded in 1987 by the chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl and the mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the founding of Berlin. It is situated in the Zeughaus, the oldest structure on the Unter den Linden avenue in central Berlin.

In 2004 an extension to the DHM, designed by I. M. Pei, was completed. In 2006 the restoration of the Zeughaus building, founded in 1695, was completed and the DHM Museum opened with a German History in Images and Testimonials from Two Millenia and artifacts exhibit.

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Feb 12

Fête de la Musique

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The Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is a music festival taking place on June 21, which is usually the summer solstice.

Up to 500 Groups and Musicians from hundreds of countries perform on over 50 stages spread across Berlin.

The Fête de la Musique began in France and has since spread to not only to Berlin but also Belgium, Britain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Israel, China, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Colombia and other countries. New York City held its first festival in 2007.

Its purpose is to promote music in two ways:

  • Amateur musicians are encouraged to perform in the streets. The slogan Faites de la musique (Make music), a homophone of Fête de la Musique, is used to promote this goal.

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Feb 12

freifunk.net

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Freifunk.net (German for: “Free radio”) is a non commercial open initiative to support free radio networks in the German region. Freifunk.net is part of the international movement for free and wireless radio networks. For more information on Wireless community networks or wireless community projects around the world, see Wireless community network.

To support the fast deployment of free radio networks, a specialized firmware for the WRT54G devices exists: the freifunk firmware. With this firmware, it is relatively easy to bring up new wireless mesh networks using ad-hoc WLAN communication and layer 3 routing with OLSR. More information can be found on the firmware’s homepage.

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