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« on: April 16, 2009, 06:39:15 pm »

Hi All,


We are a reasonably large community group who started in East Sussex, UK, but have expanded somewhat in the UK (we have over 100 nodes!)  Currently, we are using LocustWorld software, and have been trying to get off this for a long while.  We also started the to try and develop our own meshing node software and authentication piece, but unfortunately, no-one had the time to get it off the ground Sad  We do charge for access to the network, but the idea is to charge a very small amount (£6.95), and then give the majority of the fee back to the person providing the internet connection (we call them a 'Node Nanny' - they get £5.50 of the charge.)  The rest goes into trying to improve SnS.

Looks like you guys have come up with the mustard with the LugRoMesh software.  We have found several other projects which meet the grade on the node side, but everyone else wants to keep the auth-system non-OSS or make life difficult.  We want a true Open Source solution end-to-end, something that we can contribute to, and help grow.

If you'll have us, then we would be very very happy to use and hopefully contribute back to the project.

The use that we give to Nightwing is very simple, it allows us to do the installation of the nodes as simple as posible for non techies. With WiFiDog we "control" the nodes that integrate the mesh and also to register the users. With OpenDNS we do content filtering.

We have to apply some restrictions to the use of the network, because here are regulations that require them.

More info about this things in:

Initial thoughts:

x86 version using Kamikaze x86 (we have alot of old compaq machines that it would be a shame to waste)

We don't have an official x86 version, but we received a .config of OpenWrt for it. This contribution was made by the user kissas (check his posts, but most of them are in spanish). I could coordinate the share of his contribution, so it can be tested deeply.

OSLR compare to BATMAN for mesh routing

Well, we already choose B.A.T.M.A.N.-Experimental Wink But I allways find it usefull to compare them.

Anyway, its great to find a truly open-source group at last Smiley


Thank you.

Richie Jarvis
SnS Chairman and techie

           Saludos, Julio
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