[Battlemesh] [B.A.T.M.A.N.] Diversity in BATMAN

ryan at iheartryan.com ryan at iheartryan.com
Tue Mar 13 11:50:28 CET 2012

> However, in my personal case, there's also the fact that WBM has been 
> evolving in a direction that I don't feel comfortable with (less 
> technical content, more self- promotion, tolerance for bomb-makers, 
> etc.)

Last year, the event was just what I needed.  I got plenty of practical 
advice on running a network.  However, I think that a lot of the good 
stuff I got was by picking people's brains outside of an official event. 
Maybe that's sort of the way it had to be, because I was the only person 
coming there with zero experience on mesh networking.  Or at least, there 
wasn't a critical mass of me's for it to make sense to have a "Community 
Mesh Networking For Dummies" class.

I think, also, there was some "required reading" that I had to do before I 
could understand some of the discussion.  Nobody was going to describe the 
protocols from scratch, so I had to read the specs in order to understand 
the improvements that people described.

But I do benefit every time y'all protocol developers disagree, because I 
see not just HOW each protocol works, but WHY it works that way.

As I see it, there's two types of things I'm interested in hearing:
1. Community network operators disagreeing about practical approaches to
    setting up a network.  Physically, topologically, socially, and

2. Protocol developers disagreeing about the practical and academic merits
    of their protocols.  Then I see everybody's reasoning for doing what
    they do.

I guess I don't have any opinions that are actionable.  I thought if I 
babbled long enough, I'd come up with some.  That did not come to pass.
I'm still going to hit "Send" instead of "Cancel", though, because I 
apparently do not value your time?


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