[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
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
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
rate regulated utilities yadda yadda yadda).
Google doesn't have nearly the level of political firepower to get that
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?