mechanisms tied to mesh: "under a tree" collab

Eben Eliason eben.eliason at
Wed Sep 17 10:46:15 EDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 5:05 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at> wrote:
> Yes we do. I think that's just bad UI design - as far as I know the
> school server is independent of the mesh, so it should not be labeled
> "mesh".


I'll open a ticket on this now so it's not lost.  "Collaboration
server" seems to be the best phrasing to me as well.

- Eben

> The problem comes from the OLPC marketing that equates "mesh" with
> "collaboration" which in fact are two independent concepts. What the
> UI displays as "Mesh Server" should be "Collaboration Server" - it's
> only needed to mediate if the laptops who want to collaborate cannot
> talk to each other directly.
> (and btw. you should *not* use anymore which has
> been switched to a new protocol so you won't see anyone while
> connected to that server)
> - Bert -
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