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/

Agenda

Agenda Items

Multnomah County Libraries and PTP - Douglas Van Zandt

AntennaModWorkshop - AaronBaer

JiWire node branding - MichaelWeinberg

Disclaimer

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.

Minutes

6:15 meeting called to order Schedule announced Speaker announced Darrin introduces PTP purposes Introduces Portland Area Captains: Tom Fitzgerald in NE as Captain SE captain announced Tom Higgins North Portland Captain Jason Macarthur Northwest Portland Robert Peterson Gives thanks to UG as sponsor of meeting

6:20 introduces Nigel Ballard Gives updates Ugly mug node is up Subway node is up IPPhone issues raised - IPPhones portable and upsetting the telco modal More giveaways this month. A book, USB WiFi adapter, wireless hack book, caps, stickers, etc.

Aaron Baer introduced Introduce the new people Encouragement to talk to regulars

Darren introduces Michael Weinberg as Community Director Michael introduces Mayor Candidate Phil Bussee Candidate Managing Editor of Willamette Week Wants to install free WiFi in every public building. Campaign Questions Asked

Nigel 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 to order Darren introduces Erin ?? Update on getting libraries unwired Looking at other city models

Veriland has platform on towers in west hills Veriland needs PTP acceptable use policy for outlier nodes Veriland promoting a IP phone Discussion of alternatives to phone including free software, other services, other phones Darren discusses an analog phone connection as PCI card Show video of platform on tower. Acknowledgement that Erin helped originate the UG node

8:10 Darren introduces Aaron Baer Aaron talks about the antenna building fest day coming up Attendees responsible for own equipment Call for some supplies. Supplies needed thrown from audience.

Darren introduces Michael Weinburg Michael talks about HighWire. If you want your node on High Wire, you can fill out a form on the web. Michael will provide Info

Capital campaign update Capital campaign is a campaign to raise $3000 by July, initiated last month. $390 dollars donated so far Matching funds by board members up to $3000 made by July 1st. Additional $170 made by auctioning off SGI system.

Darren talks about meeting with BC wireless in Canada to try and link the two groups Try and make wireless link across the boarder. July 3rd. Big 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 IPPhones on PTP nodes.

Anouncement of the InstallfestMarch2004 was made, please go to that wiki page for more info.

8:25 Darren 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 Darren Actually finishes old business 8:35 Names drawn for Prizes 8:40 People Disperse.