[MLB-WIRELESS] I nominate myself for President

Tony Langdon, VK3JED vk3jed at optushome.com.au
Thu Feb 1 09:06:50 EST 2007

At 08:35 AM 2/1/2007, Dan Flett wrote:
>Hi all,
>I am nominating myself for the position of President on the Melbourne
>Wireless Committee.  I am seeking someone to second my nomination.
>I will be unable to attend the AGM on 9th February due to work commitments.
>And it is likely that throughout the rest of this year, I will find it
>difficult to attend a lot of the General Meetings, again due to work
>commitments.  Unfortunately it seems to be the case that the people who are
>most motivated to serve on the Committee are the people with the least
>amount of spare time on their hands.  Nonetheless, I believe that as
>President I will be in a position to re-invigorate Melbourne Wireless.

Time is always an issue, I know that one myself, but I am prepared to 
second your nomination (as a paid up member) for President and let 
the members decide.

>I want to give a direction to Melbourne Wireless
>I want to make Melbourne Wireless more accessible, cheaper and easier to
>participate in.


I did look at mesh networking during a feasibility study, and it is 
interesting, but having spent my life as the "lone geek", I am not 
sure how good a mesh we'll get.  This is not to say don't try, but to 
bring more attention to the need to broaden the appeal of Melbourne 
Wireless, to increase the potential density of the mesh.  I certainly 
agree that mesh networks need to be augmented by point to point 
links, whether they be wireless or even VPNs for remote areas.

Providing services on the wireless mesh should be straightforward, 
and BBS software such as Synchronet (http://www.synchro.net) might be 
useful for these community BBSs.  Internet access could be more 
problematic, with questions such as routing (who gets routed to what 
internet connection?) and the availability of suitable gateways to 
the Internet (many ISPs disallow sharing beyond your property 
boundaries - I have a connection which is underutilised, but I am not 
allowed to share it :( ).

73 de VK3JED

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