[Battlemesh] battlemesh v4 sponsorship

Benjamin Henrion bh at udev.org
Wed Jan 26 11:09:30 CET 2011

I doubt you will get an answer by writing to "info at ubnt.com".

Either you know someone inside Ubiquity...

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 11:05 AM, Albert Homs i Gall
<alberthoms at gmail.com> wrote:
> I write you on behalf of the battemesh organization, hosted in this 4th
> version by guifi.net open network
> What is it?
> The wireless battle mesh is a kind-of a tournament between open source mesh
> routing protocols. Previous events had been a very productive meetings where
> developers, networking activists, academics shared knowledge. Protocols also
> improved in every event, since developers are looking at a real mesh network
> usage they can solve bugs, test new implementations and use others ideas and
> so improve their protocols
> Where is it?
> This v4 will take place near Barcelona form the 16th to the 20th of march
> Who will be there?
> We expect for this event about 50 people, mostly from european countries.
> They are openwrt developers, mesh routing protocols developers, networking
> academics and students and open networks activists. In addition during the
> weekend the guifi.net yearly event will take place in the same venue and we
> expect for this about 50 to 100 people more
> How it works?
> During the first days developers get their packages ready to be installed on
> the devices to be deployed. Now we use near a 100 foneras using openwrt as
> main software. After all the devices are ready they are deployed all over
> the testing area and some test are performed: packet loss, bandwith
> available, routing loops detection...
> After all the tests are made results are analyzed and shared to the
> comunnity and one protocol wins (or not) since it performs better than
> others
> Why we need your help?
> Mainly for two reasons:
> 1-. Travel budget: we would like to share this event with people from
> outside Europe, but as you will suppose travel expenses prevents people from
> getting to the event. It'll be very kind if you cover part of this costs
> 2-. Hardware: we use mainly fonera since it's a very cheap hardware but
> needless to say that those devices are really outdated. Since your hardware
> had proven to be really good and reliable and quite openwrt-friendly it'll
> be a really good chance to stress them up and see how they perform. A
> donation of several of your devices (picostation's or similar) would be of
> great help
> Why it will useful for you?
> For several reasons:
> 1-. Since all the code used is FOSS you'll have a real benchmark and it'll
> be easier to decide if it's worth implementing some of it to your devices
> 2-. Since big part of the world's community networks will be present your
> help will be a great marketing operation between these early adopters and
> encourage their networks to use more off your stuff
> 3-. Your FOSS helper reputation will increase
> 4-. Some folks will discover your existence (if's there is still someone
> that doesn't know your devices :P)
> 5-. Internet visibility when your collaboration is spread all over in blogs,
> social networks, web sites and so on
> Where can you get more info?
> At the event site www.battlemesh.org
> At wbm4 at exo.cat
> By phone +34622179026
> Waiting for your reply
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