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   * MichaelWeinberg introduces Mayor Candidate Phil Bussee
     * Candidate Managing Editor of Willamette Week
   * MichaelWeinberg introduces Mayor Candidate Phil Busse
     * Candidate Managing Editor of Portland Mercury

Personal Telco Monthly Meeting for February 2004

When and Where

Urban Grind Coffee 2214 NE Oregon St. (take 22nd Ave. 2 blocks North of Sandy Blvd.)

Wednesday, February 25th, 6pm-9pm

Speaker: Phil Busse

Phil Busse is the managing editor of the Portland Mercury and a mayoral hopeful who has listed getting free Wi-Fi in all city buildings as one of his plans for his first 100 days in office. Mr. Busse will share his thoughts on the social implications of Wi-Fi. Phil would like to continue the discussion on his web site, http://www.meformayor.com/


  • 6:00PM - Introduction to Personal Telco for newcomers.
  • 6:30PM - Phil Busse
  • 7:30PM - Business followed directly by informal meet and greet.

Agenda Items

Multnomah County Libraries and PTP - Douglas Van Zandt

AntennaModWorkshop - AaronBaer

JiWire node branding - MichaelWeinberg


This event should in no way be construed as an endorsement of Mr. Busse's mayoral campaign. The Personal Telco Project is always interested in speakers willing to share their views on Wi-Fi, be they from a technological, legal or social angle. It is in this spirit that Mr. Busse has been invited to speak.


6:15 meeting called to order

  • Schedule announced
  • Speaker announced
  • DarrinEden introduces PTP purposes

  • Introduces Portland Area Captains:
  • Gives thanks to UG as sponsor of meeting
  • 6:20 introduces NigelBallard

    • Gives updates
      • Ugly mug node is up
      • Subway node is up
    • IPPhone issues raised
      • IPPhones portable and upsetting the telco modal
  • More doorprizes this month.
    • A book, USB WiFi adapter, the Oriely Wireless Hacks Book, caps, stickers, etc.

  • AaronBaer introduced

    • Introduce the new people
    • Encouragement to talk to regulars
  • DarrinEden introduces MichaelWeinberg as Community Director

    • MichaelWeinberg introduces Mayor Candidate Phil Busse

      • Candidate Managing Editor of Portland Mercury
      • Wants to install free WiFi in every public building.

      • Campaign Questions Asked
        • NigelBallard mentions ( as part of the Portland wireless steering committee) that the City wide wireless access progressing. 802.16 radios on top of OHSU and PSU Ondine Bldg. oked Donations have been given

      • 7:35 Phil Wraps up and summarizes his platform
        • “PTP is at the cusp of things”
        • “City hall will be open to you.”
  • 5-10 min break.
  • 7:50 called back to order
  • DarrinEden introduces Erin ??

    • Update on getting libraries unwired
      • Looking at other city models
    • Veriland has platform on towers in west hills and wants PTP acceptable use policy for outlier nodes
    • More Voip Phone talk..A VoIP phone is shown
      • Discussion of alternatives to phone including free software, other services, other phones
      • DarrinEden discusses an analog phone connection as PCI card

    • Show video of platform on tower.
    • Acknowledgement that Erin helped originate the UG node and the donation of the Voip phone to UrbanGrind thus making UrbanGrind the first PTP node to have a free use Voip phone. Its number is _

  • 8:10 DarrinEden introduces AaronBaer

    • AaronBaer talks about the antenna building fest day coming up

      • Attendees responsible for own equipment
      • Call for some supplies.
      • Supplies needed thrown from audience.
  • DarrinEden introduces MichaelWeinberg

    • MichaelWeinberg talks about JiWire. If you want your node on High Wire, you can fill out a form on the web. MichaelWeinberg will provide Info

    • CapitalFund campaign update

      • CapitalFund campaign is an effort to raise $1500 by July, initiated last month, with matching funds from the Board and Area Captians up to $1500. That would be $3000 if the goal was met and all the matching funds captured.

      • $390 dollars donated so far
        • Additional $170 made by auctioning off SGI system.
      • Check the CapitalFund wiki page for the progress of the CapitalFund campaign

  • DarrinEden talks about meeting with BC wireless in Canada to try and link the two groups

    • Going to make wireless link across the boarder. July 3rd. Big work party and then big party party
  • August 26th in PDX try and make wireless multi hop link for a day.
  • New node map based on city bike maps up
  • Discussion on necessity of captive portal. Continuing discussion from mailing list. Trying to enable mobile I PPhones on PTP nodes.
  • Anouncement of the InstallFestMarch2004 was made, please go to that wiki page for more info.

  • 8:25 DarrinEden tries to finish old business

  • Question on how to remove or cull old nodes from NodeDB. NodeDB is a separate site that PTP has little control over. There does exist a system in NodeDB to cull old nodes, but there is a lag time.
  • Other Comments on additional services via PTP nodes. Local Content Etc.
  • 8:35 DarrinEden actually finishes old business

  • 8:35 Names drawn for Prizes
  • 8:40 People Disperse.

Thanks to SethShikora for keeping the minutes. -- DarrinEden

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