Mesh/22 January 2015
Alex, April, Chris, remote-jenny (downstairs, sudo delegate >_<), Marc
- review last meeting's action items
- planning for retreat
- node installation updates
- firmware updates
- bureaucracy: taxes and 501c3
- let's explore different types of poles for antenna mounting. when we run out of the telescoping poles, we'll try fiberglass.
- juul completed the mount at nick's warehouse in west oakland (nanostation m5 on telescoping flag pole mounted from second story)
- We need a better crimper for ethernet cables: Let's order one that works for the "through hole" RJ45 plugs and the actual plugs (the grounded kind)
- We need a stand for the outdoor cable roll so we can actually unroll the cable (otherwise it gets really twisty). Let's build or order one.
- Remember to consult ham tower location stuff
- We will soon have 5 nodes up in West Oakland that can be used as a test network
- Let's get the nice through-hole RJ45 plugs and the nice crimpers for them
- Gigabit (shared) office space $375/mo on Craigslist. In general, looking for res/commercial gigabit installations would be more practical through CL or similar things.
- Let's try to find a topographical map of the east bay.
Draft Agenda for Retreat
starting at 11am, realistically at 12noon Saturday
- 12noon – Definitions
- 1pm – Insights with Preston Rhea, formerly of Commotion and OTI
- 2:30 pm – Uplink decisions
- 3:30 pm – Stare at a map for an hour or so
- 4:30 – Mount antenna
- 6:00 – List edits to website,
Onward: sprint to get Bable working, make list of website updates, navigate bureaucracy
- 12noon – Firmware project management and bug tracking
- 2pm – Funding options.
- 3pm – Sprint on firmware, navigate bureaucracy, update website
- 6pm – Calendar the future and cook food: where would we like to see the project go over the next year?
- 7pm – Whatever we didn't cover? Refine a to-do list to ease on-boarding new awesome participants? Cook together.
- Start at 11am
- We need to write up a description of the wider scope of the project:
- What makes us different from other mesh groups: Facilitating large scale urban deployments by providing docs/software/firmware/material.
- What is peoplesoj