[Server-devel] Haiti School Server Call - Thur 10AM NYC Time

Adam Holt holt at laptop.org
Wed Jun 25 22:20:34 EDT 2014

This week our call will focus on some urgent implementation choices
prep'ing new school server integration shipping off in Haiti starting
Monday June 30th, with several follow-on deployments in
July/August/Septembet very likely using near-identical clones of this XSCE
"5.1" on Fedora 20 on the Intel i3 NUC.  And increasingly standardized 3G
routers and WiFi access points?

So this will be a very focused engineering/implementation call, as we make
a few critical+final deployment/networking choices, affecting some Very
Promising schools around Haiti and likely beyond.  Do jump right in
annotating our agenda/minutes here:


Thanks greatly for your help if you can join, even just finding alternative
sourcing of older AP's like low-end-but-battle-tested TP-LINK WR841ND and
fancier 3G routers like the Netgear MBT1210 3G and the midrange ZTE MF25,
all being very strongly considered this year in Haiti.  For a straight AP.
we much prefer Village Telco's

Yet on a practical level, Haiti deployments have found Amazon/eBay-style
express logistics and steady inventory of identical, superaffordable
replaceable COTS parts/stock to be more important to Haitian
schools/churches/orphanages networking to support each other.  Rather than
engineering perfection in each school, a "Model T"
mass-produced/mass-inventoried/mass-tested solution fits the skillsharing
bill.  Making the Economist's parody cover last week ring all too true --
will Amazon be serving-us-fries-with-that on Mars? ;)

*In any case, Thanks for Your Help if you can contribute getting this
investment right -- if so do send your Skype username in advance, and/or
say hi 10AM Thur NYC Time, with our irc backchannel #schoolserver at
http://webchat.freenode.net <http://webchat.freenode.net>*

Unsung Heroes of OLPC, interviewed live @ http://unleashkids.org !
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