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= Organization structure =
'''This page has been marked as [[:Category:Stale|stale]], as it is outdated to the point of providing significant misinformation. Please update it before linking other pages here.'''
Sudo Mesh is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses principally on education and facilitates the buildout of community-owned networks. Any given group that consents to a basic peering agreement (see below) can participate in co-creating the People's Open Network. This idea was inspired by wlan-slovenija.


'''We've been a legit 501c3 for years now.'''
Our EIN is 46-4226376.


= Organization structure =
More info (including copies of our 501c3 application) can be found at: https://github.com/sudomesh/bureaucracy


The mesh organization will be a 501(c)3 but will not own the mesh routers. The mesh hardware will be owned by the community that makes up the mesh.
= Assets =
Mesh nodes are owned by the community that makes up the mesh, and are not the purview of Sudo Mesh once distributed.  


= Internet sharing =
= Internet sharing =
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= Exit nodes =
= Exit nodes =


The exit nodes will be owned by the 501(c)3.
Volunteers with Sudo Mesh currently run two exit nodes - one at psychz.net and another out of a shared box at Hurricane Electric's location in Fremont.


With regards to running exit nodes, Noisebridge, another 501(c)3, already runs a Tor exit node which should be legally similar to a mesh exit node.  
With regards to running exit nodes, Noisebridge, another 501(c)3, already runs a Tor exit node which should be legally similar to a mesh exit node.  
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= Peering agreement =
= Peering agreement =


In 2014, Sudo Mesh collaborated with the Free Network Foundation (no longer exists, built now-defunct Kansas City Freedom Network and set up wifi at Occupy Wall St), Guifi, Freifunk, Ninux, wlan-slovenija; Altermundi, MedellinLibre, Village Telco, Fédération FDN, and Réseau Libre to develop the [Network Commons License https://web.archive.org/web/20150715052305/https://commons.thefnf.org/index.php/Network_Commons_License], currently also used by NYCmesh.
==Notes==
If nodes are not owned by an organization, then some other way of agreement of how nodes should be operated should be made. One approach is to see each node as being peered with others and create agreements about how the rules the traffic should go over those links. Another is to extend such agreement into a license and also add rules about how the nodes themselves should behave.
If nodes are not owned by an organization, then some other way of agreement of how nodes should be operated should be made. One approach is to see each node as being peered with others and create agreements about how the rules the traffic should go over those links. Another is to extend such agreement into a license and also add rules about how the nodes themselves should behave.


*[http://interop.wlan-si.net/wiki/Legal/Licenses List of current existing agreements/licenses]
*[http://interop.wlan-si.net/wiki/Legal/Licenses List of current existing agreements/licenses]
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