Hello Thomas, Dave,
Disaster preparedness is exactly the stimulus behind Serval Project
came into being.
It was following the Haiti earthquake that I sat down and thought
never again should this happen.
I couldn't stop the earthquakes, but I could stop communications being
taken down whenever an earthquake strikes.
My gut feeling is that phones will have a more important role to play
in disaster mitigation than plug computers, but it is not a 100%/0%
thing, and this is one of the reasons I am so keen that FB and Serval
tech should interoperate.
On the state funding front, we have had some nibbles, but I think we
will need to get a full prototype up before governments will be
interested. They are rather risk averse, which does create some
paradoxes when dealing with mitigating risks from disaster :/
On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM, Dave Crossland <dave at lab6.com> wrote:
> On 14 March 2011 01:51, Thomas Lord <lord at emf.net> wrote:
>> We're interested in mesh networks. ?For earthquake preparedness."
> Sounds like an interesting way to get state funding... :-)
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