- Date: 09 Dec 2003
- Planned Start Time: 6:30PM
- Actual Start Time: 6:39PM
- End Time: 7:50PM
TomFitz and KeeganQuinn: Automated database to facilitate generating statistics. Discussion concludes that individual users must not be identified, but data could potentially be useful and interesting. Detailed data should probably not be publically accessible.
KeeganQuinn: Follow-up with Jordin and Greg from last week: NigelBallard is taking care of Greg, TomHiggins will contact Jordin and City Repair to get a dialogue going. Discussion continues on about outreach programs for cities and towns outside of Portland; it is agreed that it's a good idea but we don't have a lot of resources to spare. FreeNetworks might be appropriate.
DonPark: ITEC Coordination; see ITEC2003 wiki page. Final preparations, conference starts tomorrow. Very large printouts have been made of the sticker image, and lots of hand-out material has been created. Tables were provided by MusashiHybrid.
KeeganQuinn: Returning P-Com equipment to the owners. They are going to contact people about selling it.
TomFitz suggests using official personaltelco.net email addresses for PTP-related correspondance.
KeeganQuinn: Need to add Arbor Lodge Park to the static node list page.
KeeganQuinn suggests holding a wireless summit in Summer 2004. Response is positive. More planning to take place next year.
KeeganQuinn is interested in doing a satellite dish modification workshop. Anyone else? 2.4 GHz and/or 5.8 GHz bands based on Trevor Marshall's bi-quad design with Primestar and possibly DirecTV/Dish Networks reflectors. There are plenty of interested people and lots of dishes! AaronBaer and TomFitz both volunteer locations. Planning to hold the event in February, after TomHiggins' January installfest.
AaronBaer: Report about the playday that happened last Saturday. Aaron lead the technical stuff at that event. Turnout was fairly low.
DonPark is going to look into using the PTP van. He decided not to pursue it much further, the main issue being cost of operations. TomFitz, KeeganQuinn, and Carl volunteer gas money. TomHiggins will look into insurance.
RobertPetersen: "How do we market to newbs?" Work in progress.
TomHiggins: Databases - postponed until after ITEC.
TomHiggins: Suggests the use of available machines that are not useful as APs as community-accessible client devices. Consensus is that it's a good idea and that there is a need for such machines to be able to run the X window system. TomHiggins will talk to Joe from FreeGeek about this at or around ITEC.