This large hacker’s festival (3,000 participated last time) happens every four years in The Netherlands. It started with “The Galactic Hacker Party”, also known as the “International Conference on the Alternative use of Technology, Amsterdam”. Themes this year: freedom of speech, government transparency, computer insecurity, privacy, open software, open standards & software patents and community networking. Plus independent media and networking in crisis areas and so called developing countries. One idea is to set set up a meshing experiment using thousands of laptops on the camp. It takes place “on a large event-campground in the south of The Netherlands” from 28 until 31 July 2005.