[Foss4g2008loc] Final chance for comment on Prospectus

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Thu Nov 15 01:30:55 EST 2007

Indeed, despite having great outgoing bandwith (dual fibre) and lots  
of access points (24) our wireless still drew piles of negative  
comments because of a bad configuration choice in the access control  


If was quite frustrating to come so close to providing a great  
wireless experience and still come up short. After all, having enough  
decent access points and enough outgoing bandwidth are the two  
hardest things to arrange.

We knew wireless would be an issue early on, and sent this link to  
the network people at VCC early on.


If CTICC doesn't generally do large scale wifi that could be a  
problem.  A couple access points will be absolutely overwhelmed.


On 14-Nov-07, at 8:30 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> Petro Farrell wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  P9- “Stay connected” –We are purchasing 2 WIFI stations for the  
>> Exhibition Hall and the computer rooms should have WIFI if we use  
>> a medium such as Outburst – WIFI is not free in the whole CTICC – 
>> individuals can buy their own units –do we want to cover costs for  
>> all to have WIFI throughout the venue?
> Petro,
> Traditionally FOSS4G provides free wireless as widely as practical
> in the venue.  Everyone wants it, so bundle it into the  
> registration fee.
> If you don't provide it, folks will bear a grudge for a long time.
> The other thing is that we are a demanding crowd on wireless needs.
> See the notes on this in the FOSS4G 2007 lessons learned.
> Best regards,
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