- Date: 16 Dec 2003
- Planned Start Time: 6:30PM
- Actual Start Time:
- End Time:
- Role call:
- ITEC report? Thanks to everyone who helped out.
- A local business has a large quantity of equipment they would like to donate. Transportation needs to be arranged and storage needs to be confirmed. Ideas as to how the hardware could be used would also be welcome.
KeeganQuinn suggests that the last meeting of the year and perhaps the meeting on the 23rd should be cancelled to allow everyone time for holidays and projects.
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. Anyone interested in an implementation?
KeeganQuinn suggests holding a wireless summit in Summer 2004. Response is positive. More planning to take place in 2004.
KeeganQuinn is interested in doing a satellite dish modification workshop involving 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. AaronBaer and TomFitz both volunteer locations. Planning to hold the event in February, after TomHiggins' January installfest.
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.