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

Felix Fietkau nbd at openwrt.org
Sat Mar 5 18:48:21 CET 2016

On 2016-03-04 18:42, Eric Schultz wrote:
> Saverio,
> 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
> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXrC-Z4UIvYqa_oNtj0Y9_NBDlQhTSXNk)
> * funding and organizing the first OpenWrt Summit in October 2015 in
> Dublin (Videos are at
> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXrC-Z4UIvYpSV5WcjEVgz6boq30GOFPf)
> * improving and generalizing the BoardFarm testing work that QCA
> released (https://github.com/qca/boardfarm)
> * organizing an effort to discourage the FCC from restricting
> modification of devices, particularly routers
> (http://prpl.works/2015/09/21/yes-the-fcc-might-ban-your-operating-system/)
> 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 OpenWrt
> * 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
> http://lists.prplfoundation.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openwrt
So what volume of funding does prpl have for OpenWrt related projects?
Also, I noticed that the prplwrt github repo was taken down. Is the idea
dead and buried, or will is there a plan to resurrect it and give it
another shot?

- Felix

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