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Submission + - 802.11s wifi mesh approved by IEEE (

h00manist writes: Mesh networking protocol 802.11s is getting ratified by the IEEE. LWN has news from the Linux Wireless Summit. — "802.11s Mesh Networking was ratified by IEEE for integration into 802.11. Javier Cardona has been leading its implementation and support on mac80211. In this session he reviews 802.11s with open and encrypted environments." — You can set it up on OpenWRT. It's been in the kernel since version 2.6.22. So it seems like it should be stable by now. Has anyone used it?
GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - Client said "do what you want, but reduce costs". ( 1

h00manist writes: Several clients, facing a crisis, have asked us to reduce their costs. Thinking of open source, thin clients, and migration viability, and costs. It seems the best I've come up with is Userful for ultra-light terminals,, and IBM/Virtual Bridges VERDE for a terminal server. I know a bunch of apps will never become open source and will remain on Windows. Anyone know any similar proposals?
GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - Best ways to stimulate open source development? (

h00manist writes: What do you think are the best ways to encourage more open source development? How can enough programmers be motivated so that open source becomes the way most software is developed? Should Kickstarter projects be the way most of them are funded? Open source competitions? More Summer of Code style projects? Open source camp events? More development of standards and tools that help coordinate all coding, such as XML, html, API's, portability, etc?

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