Xicnet provides digital infrastructure since 2001. We are the evolution of an extensive history of collaborations between multiple organizations and colleagues, working together as a friendly community, for the common good.
Our main focus has always been based on Open Source and Free Software tools ideology. Linux, Apache, PHP, Python, Postfix, Icecast2, Django, and Pure Data are just a few of the great variety of tools we use, to build unique solutions for web, hosting, email, and streaming services, among others.
Big Tech Companies have become way too powerful and dangerous since they handle private communications and file storage from billions of people around the globe. We believe that now, more than ever, people and organizations need safer infrastructure at fair pricing, where you don’t pay with your data and your privacy is respected.
We vouch for having Less
BigTech and more SmallTech!!
One-click WordPress installations and cloning for web development, Nextcloud Storage, Jitsi Meets, and Kanban Boards as SaaS (Software as a Service) are some of the handy Free and open-source solutions we provide.
Host your projects with us, or let us help you self-manage your own hosting infrastructure.
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- Xicnet meets Infinity
After several years of slow improvements, we’ve met the crew at Infinity Labs and started collaborating together to further develop our hosting and digital services. We are proud to announce our merge with Infinity Labs to continue delivering top quality services!
- Xicnet supports a Fair Economy
We contributed numerous amount of development for Fair Coop and sysadmin for Bank of the Commons were we gained experience on operating cryptoservers and insights of internal banking an Fintech operations
- Xicnet develops new Flyp.me frontend
We are proud of having developed a beautiful and exceptional frontend for Flyp.me
- Develop mobile app for Radio Nacional Argentina
We’ve developed for all five national radio stations, different mobile apps (actually automated clones from one of them). Since the development was funded by public money, we have agreed by contract, that it would be released as Free Software, so you can find Radioflow here
- Develop a Social Network for the Ministry of Agriculture
We’ve developed a social network based on Lorea/n-1.cc (Elgg) for the rural producers to share knowledge and information about their work on productive farms around the country. Unfortunately, the project was shut down with the change of government in 2015 and all the work was lost :-/
- Streaming for the indigenous people
After offering an audiovisuals and media streaming workshop at the CAC during LabSurLab 2nd edition, we’ve driven into the deep Colombia to share with the Nasa indigenous community at Radio Pa’Yumat, in Santander de Quilichao, our knowledge on how to stream with Free Software.
- Streaming workshop in Colombia
We offered a workshop at the Wikipedia, for MAMM (Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín) in Colombia, teaching how to do streaming with free software. The workshop was in charge of our founder in collaboration with August Black
- Wikimania 2009: Wikipedia live streaming and archiving
Together with the crew from Gcoop we’ve streamed live the keynotes while archiving five other simultaneous presentations. The video archive can be found here. The same year we have interviewed Jimbo Wales, creator of Wikipedia, for FM La Tribu. Check the full interview here.
- Xicnet goes Django
After acquiring knowledge on Django framework development, we decided to re-write our control panel on top of it, with the idea of onboarding more developers in the future. Unlike most existing control panels, by basing our code on Django, it would mean Django-skilled developers would find it easier to understand and therefore contribute.
- Burn Station 2.0 sponsored!
A new residency for a month at the Net Culture Lab in Dornbirn, Austria, where we re-coded the Burn Station from scratch replacing Burn Station with PyGame framework
- Promoting Free Music & Free Culture
We got an artist residency at the Arts and Media Lab, at the Modern Art Musem in Graz (Medienkunstlabor, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria), where we continued development of the Burn Station, a project which became a success at gathering people for listening, sharing and copying free music on a CD to take away, all free and legal! We’ve set up Burnstations in many public spaces around the world. Check out the video!
- Connecting continents
Xicnet collaborated on the setup of the first intercontinental civil WiFi link between Africa (Tanger) and Europe (Tarifa) as part of a pretty emblematic event about migration conflicts in Southern Europe called Fadaiat. There is a great documentary from Odisea -TVE (Televisión Española)- called En busca de hackers (Searching for hackers) which gives a great insight of what a hacker is, contrary to a criminal as massively advertised on the media, as well as showing us in action towards human rights. After Fadaiat, together with Platoniq, we’ve started developing the Burn Station; a free music copying station 1oo% Free Software, including the audio codec: OGG/Vorbis instead of proprietary MP3.
- Mastering Streaming
Since the 1st of January 2003, we did once a week through the whole year, the most spaced out gatherings called Optiq Syndicate putting VJs, DJs, musicians and producers together, streaming the sessions live, with many people connecting from around the world. We’ve also set up part of the temporary media centers together with Indymedia Europe, during the G8 and WSIS Summits in Geneva, Switzerland, expanding our streaming experience.
- Launch in Barcelona
We met the crew at Riereta.net and started hosting their projects and created Riereta Radio, which later evolved into a network of online radios called R23.cc. Many hackers and artists passed through our hacklab in the heart of Barcelona’s Raval, and a lot of collaborations started with many people from across all Europe.
- November 5 Xicnet.com registered
After settling the initial codebase of our control panel as a PHP backend to manage the LDAP-based authentication system and let users self-manage their accounts, we decided a name and registered Xicnet.com. Check the whois record. Since then, we started providing email and web hosting to small businesses and individuals.
- The Seed
Ramiro Cosentino and Germán Gutierrez, Xicnet co-founders, met while working in Buenos Aires at ‘Desarrollos Digitales S.A.’ in 1999, one of the the main ISP hosting companies in Argentina at that time. There they starting shaping the ideas of running their own hosting infrastructure, and begun developing their first steps.
Published @ 27/07/2022 7:11 PM