To coordinate these developments, share expertise and take care of the legal and political representation of the movement, an umbrella non-profit organization was also created: The Fédération FDN (or FFDN). It now comprises 29 member organizations operating in both rural and urban areas, using both wireless and leased landline networks. Taken together, FFDN CNs have a total of around 2000 subscribers, plus many other non-subscribing members taking part in these organizations' activities. [...] On the technical side, a project of particular interest within the community was the “Brique Internet” (also called "Internet cube"). This small device is plugged to one's Internet box, providing a WiFi connection channeled to one of FFDN members' VPN services and embarking a Debian-based self-hosting operating system called Yunohost. [...] On the regulatory front, fascinating discussions were held over the legal obligations of Internet access providers operating open WiFi hotpsots, in particular on issues such as data retention were significant legal uncertainties remain. Other topics of interest included the upcoming European consultation on Net Neutrality guidelines, the transposition of the EU Radio Directive, and more generally the need to be proactive in trying to influence telecom regulation. The recently announced French plan for fiber roll-out –and the promise of many “fiber orphans” that this disappointing plan entails– was seen as a avenue for seeding new community networks in underserved areas. I came back from the event with a much better understanding of the socio-political dynamics of this fantastic community. The many discussions held with participants about their organizations and the challenges they face are a great starting point on which we at netCommons will be able to build upon as our research further develops. Stay tuned!