[Battlemesh] [OpenWrt-Devel] Request for Feedback - prplwrt Software Support Program - initial draft

Eric Schultz eschultz at prplfoundation.org
Fri Mar 4 18:42:06 CET 2016


No problem, I'm happy to clarify. prplwrt is a working group in prpl
Foundation, which is a membership organization focusing on open source and
industry. prplwrt in particular has the following mission: "The mission of
the prplwrt PEG is to enable close collaboration between users, hardware
manufacturers, semiconductor companies, and the broader OpenWrt ecosystem
in a community-run fashion. The focus of the technology enhancements are
centered around creating a robust, flexible open source platform suitable
for mission critical, highly reliable products. We encourage innovation and
applicability to a wide variety of hardware platforms."

As the mission has said, prplwrt focuses on ways to improve collaboration
between community and industry. We've done that in a few different ways:

* organize weekly, public meetings open to anyone interested to discuss
OpenWrt (Meeting videos can be seen at
* funding and organizing the first OpenWrt Summit in October 2015 in Dublin
(Videos are at
* improving and generalizing the BoardFarm testing work that QCA released (
* organizing an effort to discourage the FCC from restricting modification
of devices, particularly routers (

Over the next year we have the following goals:

* Funding OpenWrt work through the PSSP
* Keeping the community and industry up to date on how regulations affect
* Organizing and funding the next OpenWrt Summit in Berlin in conjunction
with ELCE
* Continuing improvements to BoardFarm to make it a general testing
framework for OpenWrt

We're flexible though and open to new goals and collaboration with the
community. I hope that gives you a better sense of what we do. We'd also
love to have you join our mailing list by visiting

Thanks for your interest!


On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 5:37 AM, Saverio Proto <zioproto at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wow,
> I received your email on so many mailing lists that I could not stop
> from answering.
> Could you please give some context about what is prplwrt ?
> I have been working with OpenWrt since 2006 and it is the first time I
> hear about prplwrt.
> The website did not help, and all this people are unknown to me:
> http://prplfoundation.org/board-of-directors/
> I guess your email needs a proper introduction.
> thanks !
> Saverio
> 2016-03-03 22:07 GMT+01:00 Eric Schultz <eschultz at prplfoundation.org>:
> > As discussed in prplwrt meetings, prpl is interested in funding
> development
> > work on OpenWrt. In order to make this as fair as possible, I'm
> proposing a
> > process which I'm tentatively calling the prplwrt Software Support
> Program
> > (PSSP)
> >
> > PSSP will fund innovative OpenWrt development work that is responsive to
> the
> > needs of the OpenWrt community and industry. To make sure the process
> > benefits the community as much as possible, I'm asking for your feedback.
> > Please look through the document I've linked below and provide feedback,
> > either as comments on the document or as a reply to this message.
> >
> > As a quick summary, the process would go as follows:
> >
> > * prpl and its members, as funders, would set initial themes that all
> > projects would be expected to fit into.
> > * the community, prpl members, and others would submit and comment on
> ideas
> > for projects that fit those themes
> > * potential implementers would then submit proposals for implementations,
> > including a budget, timeline and general plan for implementation
> > * an OpenWrt community committee, the prpl TSC and prpl Board would
> finalize
> > which implementations are selected and funded.
> >
> > More details are in the linked document. I want to make sure everyone in
> the
> > OpenWrt community has had a chance to provide their thoughts on the
> program
> > so please provide your feedback as soon as possible and no later than
> March
> > 17.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Eric
> >
> > PSSP proposal:
> >
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b5LwqNPUasSafP-3NLwnV7rXRRUPDfj5yrU772dkpoc/edit?usp=sharing
> >
> > --
> > Eric Schultz, Community Manager, prpl Foundation
> > http://www.prplfoundation.org
> > eschultz at prplfoundation.org
> > cell: 920-539-0404
> > skype: ericschultzwi
> > @EricPrpl
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > openwrt-devel mailing list
> > openwrt-devel at lists.openwrt.org
> > https://lists.openwrt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openwrt-devel
> >

Eric Schultz, Community Manager, prpl Foundation
eschultz at prplfoundation.org
cell: 920-539-0404
skype: ericschultzwi
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