Meeting 2016-08-04

  • Participants: Nico, Gio, Gui, Pau
  • Review last meeting shortlist
    • DONE: All planned items, albeit with delay. Gui sent the initial spec sheet to Dragino on 2016-07-29. Pau had great success on his tour around Germany. Gio reviewed several pull requests and commits. Nico attended different events in Latin America, meeting members of LACNIC among others.
  • Define a task shortlist for week 04/aug – 11/aug
    • Website https://librerouter.org hasn’t progressed as expected (Maureen was unavailable). Consider Scann (from AlterMundi) taking charge. Assigned-to: Scann, Nico
    • Publish LibreMesh release 16.07. Assigned-to: Pau, Gui
    • Organize and attend LiMeCat2016q3 meeting in Barcelona. Assigned-to: Gio, Pau, Gui, Ilario
    • Follow up conversation with Dragino (specs sheet). Assigned-to: Gui, Nico

Meeting 2016-07-14

  • Participants: Nico, Gio, Gui, Pau
  • Review last meeting shortlist
    • NOT DONE: Specs PDF (Gui), https://librerouter.org website (Maureen)
    • DONE: The rest
  • Define a task shortlist for week 14/jul – 21/jul
    • Follow up with LACNIC/FRIDA administrative stuff. Assigned-to: Nico
    • Try harder to make a draft PDF of hardware specs, based on references. Assigned-to: Gui, Nico, SAn
    • Adapt LibreMesh firmware to FreiFunk communities, and foster adoption there. Assigned-to: Pau
    • Further improve https://libremesh.org website, contents and documentation. Assigned-to: Pau
    • Check if Jekyll-based sites can be easily translated. Assigned-to: Pau
    • Review recent Pau’s work and other pull requests. Assigned-to: Gio

Meeting 2016-07-07

  • Participants: Nico, Gio, Gui, Pau
  • Define a task shortlist for week 07/jul – 14/jul
    • Make https://chef.altermundi.net available in English. Assigned-to: Nico
    • Work on https://librerouter.org website design. Assigned-to: Maureen
    • Make a draft PDF of hardware specs, based on references. Assigned-to: Gui
    • Create an internal spanish-language mailing list “LibreRouterDevel”, to discuss some specifics with a couple of argentinean team members. Assigned-to: Nico
    • Check if LibreMesh release 15.09 is correctly released/tagged. Assigned-to: Gui
    • Update https://libremesh.org CSS and check incomplete content. Assigned-to: Pau
    • Resuscitate old redmine that was available at https://dev.libre-mesh.org/. Assigned-to: Gui
    • Create a shared user for administering DNS domains (libremesh.org, libre-mesh.org) at CodigoSur infrastructure. Assigned-to: Gui

Meeting 2016-08-19

  • Participants: Nico, Gio, Gui, Pau
  • Review the conversation so far with Dragino and discuss design decisions
    • PoE passthrough: include it, but make it switchable (via hard or soft), default off.
    • USB connector: include.
    • Ask if the GPS module interface would be compatible with MeshPotato 2.0 FXS module
    • RF shielding: Ensure it’s included for all radios.
    • RTC: discuss its usefulness with Marek and SAn.
    • Pigtails: Bundle 4 units with each router.
    • Antennas:
      • 1 × 2.4ghz MIMO patch integrated inside the weatherproof box
      • Example: https://youtu.be/mHTsnyZPaSI?t=12m26s
      • 2 × 5ghz MIMO patch with female RP-SMA, weatherproof box, pole-mountable
      • Example: http://www.l-com.com/wireless-antenna-49-58-ghz-19-dbi-dual-polarized-flat-panel-antenna-n-female-connectors
  • Regarding the possibility of getting additional funding, Gio and Pau propose to invest on the web interface development, with focus on mobile devices.
  • Cati (Barcelona) wants to collaborate with the project somehow, probably design, maybe documentation as well (libremesh/librerouter deployment).
  • Briefly discussed possible licenses to use. Agreed to further discuss in a future meeting. AGPL? GPL3? Peer Production License? remix GPL adding “if you are an enterprise with stocks in the market, need to ask for permission”?
  • Define a task shortlist for week 19/aug – 25/aug
    • Write a newspiece to publish at https://guifi.net to raise awareness. Assigned-to: Pau
    • Reorganize mailing-lists. Assigned-to: Nico
      • fcc-free = librerouter. Public communication and announcements
      • librerouter-devel = Spanish. hardware and software design. Subscribe nico, pau, gio, gui, SAn, creymoreno
      • librerouter-docs = English/Spanish. website and docs. Subscribe nico, gui, pau, gio, scann, isa, jesi, cati, paulo, julian…
    • Finish LibreMesh 16.07 release. Assigned-to: Gui
    • Coordinate website effort, between paulo, isa, scann. Assigned-to: Gui
    • Follow up conversation with Dragino, with the decisions made today. Assigned-to: Gui
    • Coordinate meeting with Marek. Assigned-to: Gui, Nico
    • Help with the website CMS if needed. Assigned-to: Nico
    • Ask Juan Pablo (Argentina) if he wants to collaborate on graphical design. Assigned-to: Nico

Meeting 2016-07-02

  • Participants: Nico, Gio, Gui, Pau
  • First formal meeting
  • Wrote down a very rough roadmap regarding firmware and hardware development
  • Brainstormed a team members list and possible specific roles
  • To start, the consensus was to commit a baseline of 4 work-hours per week to the project.
  • Each participant noted down their expected geolocation, Internet connectivity and working time availability for July:
    • Pau, Barcelona (ES). 04/jul – 02/aug: Germany, mostly available.
    • Gio, Barcelona (ES). 08/jul – 13/jul: Unavailable.
    • Nico, Cordoba (AR). 22/jul – 18/ago: Partly available.
    • Gui, Barcelona (ES). 11/jul – 18/jul: Unavailable. 18/jul – 22/jul: Germany, partly available (IETF96)
  • Agreed to meet again at 2016-07-07 17:30 UTC, and have regular weekly meetings