Hi Panos and all,
On 05/11/2018 11:33 AM, panayotis antoniadis wrote:
Perhaps you have heard already the good news that
there is a deadline
extension for this call until May 29.
yep, it's confirmed now. We still need to focus on creating the
proposals ASAP :)
I support the idea to apply for the continuation of
the LibreRouter as
CNSIG's application for the "large" grant.
And I would also support, and could contribute for the writing of the
proposal, for a small grant on local applications and/or captive portal
I believe the captive portal functionality could be directly connected
to the LibreRouter/LibreMesh phase 2... there are ongoing efforts in
that direction which could use some funding to get to a good result.
But regarding other "local applitcations" I fully agree that we could
focus efforts and funds to that.
Carlos and NicoP had mentioned a
"libreserver" project that if I
understood correctly has been somehow put on hold.
Perhaps it could be now revived to develop an optional complement of the
librerouter, a "mini server" to run local and/or distributed
applications (it could be in the simplest case a raspberry Pi or docker
image compatible with better hardware).
Since the grant is small
From what I understand, there's a medium (10K grand) and a small (3.5K
grant). We could apply for the medium one.
it could just involve the assessment of
existing solutions, guifi's cloudy, https://cloudy.community/
, the MAZI
, yunohost, and other "meta"
platforms and put together some of these in a nice "package" with
improved multi-lingual documentation.
And since the netCommons and MAZI EU projects have already funding to do
exactly this, we could present it as a complementary project that builds
on existing efforts at the EU level, helping for their sustainability
(those project finish at the end of 2018) and adoption, through the
"librerouter" package. Or something like this :-)
Coenraad was the person in charge of the LibreServer side-project during
the first LibreRouter cycle. I don't know of you are still in the same
location or not anymore, but it seems like a good opportunity to talk
AFAIK, what he was able to do is exactly what you are proposing: to do
an assessment of existing similar solutions in an organized manner. I
haven't seen the results of his investigation on this matter, but it
should be the natural starting point. Also AFAIK the budget for that
project is considered on-hold too... so that could also be used to bump
this project if correctly managed. I feel we left Coenraad too much on
his own and that led to the project goals not being met.
Maybe joining efforts here can lead to a better result, after all Cloudy
is a guifi.net
initiative and well you are part of the MAZI project,
right? so... LibreServer + MAZI + Cloudy might be an interesting merge
of efforts which the CNSIG could spearhead if we can muster the will to
do it :)