The Dutch, unaffected by the corruption that plagues the US government and its corporate patrons (aptly documented in Matt Tabbi’s GRIFTOPIA), have done it right. They have built Roger Karraker’s “Highways of the Mind, done so from the bottom-up, and recognized the massive efficiencies that come from a combination of optical paths and clever holistic architectures that allow data to move at lower levels when the fit is right. The Dutch are deep and holistic; the US is superficial and corrupt. That’s the story.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ruckus Wireless™, an innovator of advanced Smart Wi-Fi technology and one of the fastest growing suppliers of advanced wireless products, today announced that in 2010 it had shipped more Wi-Fi mesh access points to service providers around the world than any other supplier, according to the Dell’Oro Q4 2010 WLAN Report.
The new market research shows that in 2010 Ruckus garnered 41 percent of the worldwide market for unit shipments of Wi-Fi mesh nodes to service providers around the world.
People have been asking me for a short description of the FreedomBox that doesn’t get too technical but also gets into some details. So here’s my capsule pitch, a short form version of how I see the FreedomBox right now:
The FreedomBox just raised $80K in donations via Kickstarter (the campaign is still going on, if you want to donate) on the strength of positive press in the NYTimes, WSJ, Wired and CBS Evening News. We’re at the very beginning of putting together a team to build this thing. This week we will announce our tech lead, an A+ name with the experience and contacts to lead our architecture design.
James Vasile, Counsel to the Software Freedom Law Foundation, holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the law review and a Stone Scholar. He also has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Fordham University. He spent several years in the litigation department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he worked on a range of cases and dealt with a variety of new media issues. Vasile has also contributed code and documentation to numerous FOSS software projects. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
He is a principal member of the team that conceived the Freedom Box (first briefed to Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) in 2010) and is now forming under the leadership of Eben Moglen, to create the software that will displace CISCO and other “closed box” routers while also being much more than a router–it will be the foundation of the Freedom Stack.