A selection of free books.
Wireless Networking in the Developing World
The translation in italian is in progress
Community-based Networks and Innovative Technologies: New models to serve and empower the poor
From the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): http://www.propoor-ict.net/content/pdfs/Community_Nets.pdf
Where communication facilities are available, the poor rapidly embrace them. Where schools offer courses in ICT or use ICT to make educational content more interesting, parents are often supportive since they see it as a source of upward mobility and recognise its potential to ensure more effective learning. Where ICT makes available critical information, financial services, and reduces the maze of bureaucracy, people benefit in terms of reduced time and resources that need to be expended. Where ICT facilitates access to information about new economic opportunities and helps avail of them, small and medium sized enterprises and cooperatives demonstrate interest. Where ICT access is available, it helps to stimulate investment. But it is not just a question of facilitating economic and social development, community radio and related technologies are, for example, also proving useful in facilitating participation and strengthening the voice of communities.
Asterisk: The Future of Telephony
How To Accelerate Your Internet
From (almost) the same authors of Wireless Networking in the Developing World: http://bwmo.net/
Networking - La rete come arte
In italian: Networking - La rete come arte