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

Adam Holt holt at laptop.org
Wed Jun 25 22:42:26 EDT 2014

On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 10:20 PM, Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:

> 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:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o6QtzLb6e58YKWqMf_junux2XyBRLFm31un8YLcYslg
> 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 MBR1210

> and the midrange ZTE MF25, all being very strongly considered this year in
> Haiti.  For a straight AP. we much prefer Village Telco's
> http://store.villagetelco.com/mesh-potatoes/mesh-potato-2-basic.html)
> 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? ;)
> http://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/print-cover-full/print-covers/20140621_cna400.jpg
> *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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