Mesh/07 August 2018

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People's Open Network Weekly Meeting - 7 August 2018 7:30pm-9pm


  • Introductions and Meeting Roles (10 mins)
  • Check in on previous action items (5 mins)
  • Updates & Reportbacks (20 mins)
  • Next Sunday (5 mins)
  • Discussion Z (15 mins)
  • Action Items (5 mins)
  • Breakout Groups


Introduce yourself: Name; Preferred Pronoun; Icebreaker Response; BRIEF Announcement

Marc Benny Cassidy: went on sat and am intrigued Brenna: she her, hanging out with cassidy and imtrigird Bengo: he him. They them. Been coming for 6 months starting to figure things out. Celine: kalw. Doing story. Chatted with jenny. Lovd to talk to anyone from project. Found out from mushroom workshop Devon: came for cyber wizard institute. Came back because been in blockchain world. Good to be around Null: net sec web sec. Live on boat. Js hw hack. Tina: new. She her they them. Built priv p2p messaging system Ten +1 more didn't get name (came w/ Ten)

NOTE: This meeting was mostly explaining the projects to new people since we had lots of new people, a reporter from KALW and only three people from the projects.

Meeting Roles

Juul Spield

  • marc: meeting is sudomesh. Meetings usually about, which is one of the projects we work on. is another project that is newer and also cool. peoples open network has been going for several years. and is about building last-mile infrastructure for people to build and own their own internet infrastructure. we use long range wireless links--directional gear mounted on rooftops.
  • marc: We use a mesh routing protocol called babel. And we use an open linux distribution for routers called OpenWRT. We have a fork of that called sudowrt-firmware, which is what we run on our routers. It tries to make these a bit easier, e.g. there is a web dashboard that shows off what your router is doing and connected to.

Firmware lets you share a slice of your internet connection publicly for your neighbors to benefit from. This way only one house on your block needs line-of-sight to another neighborhood, and the other houses can link through that one to the rest of the mesh. These routers all show a '' wifi network.

  • ten: East Oakland has lots of good community-owned warehouses that could be good
  • guifi - similar, bigger, network in Barcelona
  • Open Q&A ensued

Check in on previous action items

Check previous meeting minutes at and past action items below:

Updates & Reportbacks


Priority bugs we need help with are located at: - For a high-level overview of recent Github activity, see the Trello:

Software WG Announcements (bengo + benny today)

 * `curl "$apikey&padID=notes"`
 * apikey is in ssh://
 * merged!
 * followup work identified:
  • Bug #33
 * moved from "Ready for Review" to "Done".
 * Bennie is knowledgeable about some good followup work. We created exitnode #16 test bug #33.
 * Closed issue. It's good code but for the wrong repo. Should consider it for sudowrt-firmware.
 * Might make sense for
 * merged it!
  • bug 34
 * 'travis.yml' column is all green
 * bengo: Amazing work. Will you please open a PR next time so we can follow along instead of committing directly to master?

Node Mounts & Outreach

Node Mounts Trello:

Communications & Events

Comms Trello: // Events Trello:

Internal Logistics / Finance

Internal Logistics & Bureaucracy Trello:

Next Sunday

Node Mount

We try to arrange a rooftop node mount every Sunday afternoon. Ongoing spreadsheet is located at:

  • Next Sunday's mount:

Office Hours

We host office hours every Sunday from 1-2pm in Sudo Room. To sign up for a shift, fill in your name here:

  • Next Sunday's volunteer:
  • Notes from this past Sunday's session:

Example Proposal

Please add any proposal needing consent from or action by the group below:

  • Consenso?

Example Discussion Item

Action Items

Breakout Groups

At the end of the meeting, break out into small groups to hack on or discuss specific topics.

Last Meeting Notes

  • link to previous meeting minutes

End of Meeting