[Cerowrt-devel] turris omnia cracks 300k in funding

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 06:01:23 EST 2015

I see that they have added a public questions forum. I put my two most
pressing questions there.


Dave Täht
Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!

On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am pretty excited to see this happen.
> https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/turris-omnia-hi-performance-open-source-router#/updates
> Maybe it will arduino-ize (or raspberry pi) the home router/cpe
> market, and multiple manufacturers, vendors, and ISPS, jump on the
> open gerbers(?), and architecture to turn it into a home routing
> platform we as a community can be proud of.
> In particular, I have some hope for an open gpon SFP, and I do keep
> hoping we'll end up with a good wifi device of some sort for it - I'm
> still trying to get into some decent new 802.11ac chipsets here, I
> hope they have picked one out and established a good relationship with
> the manufacturer.
> I do sometimes, get bothered by the sort of "exciting" things people
> add as "stretch" goals.
> I'd love someone to promise - in exchange for funding -
> A) years of free or inexpensive updates - or a plan for such
> B) or an improved kernel - or a continuously improved one
> C) or an extensive QA and build farm during the product build process
> D) years of uptime and reliability after ship
> E) email suport
> Something that to me, says "this will be a quality product". Why do
> people not think about long term costs of maintaining something that
> you will own for 5-15 years or more? I'd gladly pay $12/yr to *know*
> my home router was being maintained properly. But maybe that's just
> me....
> I'd like to see something that doesn't treat the really difficult
> parts of OS and driver development and maintenance as invisible costs.
> I'd love to know this puppy was going to be well maintained, and not
> abandoned. I worry that the OS is an openwrt "fork", not a branch, and
> wonder what kernels will be on it, and wonder if it will be ietf
> homenet compliant, etc.
> It bugs me there seems to be no mailing list or git tree or buildbot
> system to access. ?
> And lastly, the fact that everybody on indigogo wants, in a variety of
> colors, the "finished" product (nobody spent 1k on any of the first 10
> prototypes), rather than getting in on making it "finished", *really*
> bugs me. People need to get in there (as we're doing with the 1200ac)
> and make it *good*, not just lounge around waiting for someone else to
> do it.
> Anyway, I just tried to order the 1k prototype box. Needed paypal.
> Don't have a working paypal account. Will go fix that.
> ... I *really* don't want to have to do another cerowrt, I'd much
> rather finish cake, make wifi faster on some chipset if some
> manufacturer will let us, and contribute to a product we can as open
> code loving, freedom loving, reliability loving, low latency loving
> folk, actually love.
> Dave Täht
> Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!
> https://www.gofundme.com/savewifi

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