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[Freedombox-discuss] Libre Planet Followup

On 3/21/2011 3:08 PM, James Vasile wrote:
> Can you tell me the largest mesh actually created with these mature
> bits?

I've seen reports of 1000 to 1400 access points. Not sure how many 
devices per AP.

>    I'm told there are scaling problems because the routing
> difficulty grows faster than the nodes (e.g. it's not O(n) but more like
> O(n^2).

Oh yeah I can imagine there will be some scaling problems. :) What they 
actually are remains
to be seen.

We need people that can architect really really really big, and give it 
away for free. Only a few
of those folks out there it seems. Sure we have lots of folks who talk 
the talk, but so few who
can actually ship at scale. Most of the folks who can deliver are locked 
away at the various
large telcos and at google.

The parallels between google and the telcos amaze me. Though google is 
rapidly reaching the edge
of what they can do without hitting a brick wall of regulation (which of 
course was written by the
  telcos to keep themselves in business and base everything around cost 
of delivery,
  rate regulated utilities yadda yadda yadda).

Google doesn't have nearly the level of political firepower to get that 
regulation changed.
Will be interesting to see if they start heading in that direction.

So who wants to step up, build and ship a sustainable, secure, anonymous
bit moving global IP platform at scale at cost?

Let's roll!

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