[IAEP] [SPAM]An intelligent sneakernet for the XO.

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 23:31:42 EDT 2010

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 17:07, William Schaub <wschaub at steubentech.com> wrote:
> I was encouraged by some people at the RIT OLPC user's group to make a
> post on this mailing list about a project of mine that is in the proof
> of concept stage at the moment but needs a bit of polish.

Have you looked at FidoNet for further inspiration? I'm copying this
to Tim Pozar, who worked on that design and has since been doing free
wireless networks, notably BARWN (Bay Area Research Wireless Network).

> The idea is basically a decentralized discussion forum that
> automatically propagates itself amongst all XO laptops that are in
> range. I've created a working (but somewhat clunky) system that does
> exactly that using some clever Perl scripts, the innd usenet server and
> a web based interface to news that runs on top of lighttpd on the XO.
> You can see what I have done so far at http://teotwawki.steubentech.com
> I have a working LiveCD as well as downloads that will work on an XO.
> I am interested in adding polish to this system and making it a lot more
> user friendly. I would also like to create a streamlined version that
> could work on smart phones and other mobile devices. either via
> bluetooth or 802.11. I have propagation working through USB thumb drive
> exchange and do intend to make dialup transfers work in the future.
> The CVS version is currently more up to date and has bug fixes that the
> current downloads do not have. but I can re-roll the downloads if anyone
> is interested.
> I just wanted to get your comments and see how I could best turn this
> into something that could benefit the OLPC community
> as well as the general public at large.
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Edward Mokurai (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) Cherlin
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