Discussion Topic – Overview and Discussion of OpenWRT / DDWRT : Take back total control of your router!
(Bill Saturno and Jason Wells will be hosting this meetup, as James is unavailable due to another commitment.)
The OpenWrt Project is a Linux operating system targeting embedded devices. Instead of trying to create a single, static firmware, OpenWrt provides a fully writable filesystem with package management. This frees you from the application selection and configuration provided by the vendor and allows you to customize the device through the use of packages to suit any application. For developers, OpenWrt is the framework to build an application without having to build a complete firmware around it; for users this means the ability for full customization, to use the device in ways never envisioned.
7:00 – 7:15 – Casual Conversation, refreshments(?).
7:15 – 8:15 – Discussion
8:15 – 9:00 – Practice Time
FYI: Through the generosity and opportunities of one of our members, there is a server up and running at CTH upon which we can run our discourse (see discourse.org) server soon.
Those of us with prior experience can help out others as needed.