Doing something useful

Recently, I become interested in a new project: The Village Telco. The Village Telco project intends to bring low-cost telephony to the second and third world through the use of Open Source software and hardware. The project has already passed one of it's milestones by creating a cheap, wireless VoIP appliance (the Mesh Potato) from open software and open hardware.

There are a lot of things for an old software guy like me to do in this project; I've volunteered to design and write a "Bulk" configuration tool for the Mesh Potato, something I'm tentatively calling the "Potato Mesher".

It promises to be an interesting project.