BATMAN folks: Sorry I joined this list a bit late. I fully agree with
ELEKTRA's email dated March 10, 2007 in his reply to Status of BATMAN in
IETF. I attached ELEKTRA's comments again below: >>In my opinion the
development cycle of many organizations
>is slow because they are too bureaucratic and too
>paperwork and their own hierarchical structure instead of developing
>useful things. I like the informal character of our development. Our
>research is a non-profit driven by fun and the will to empower people
>around the world to improve their communication on a grass root level.
>"On-line for all" is the agenda.
>Of course hoity-toity people with ties, suits and long academic titles
>tend to ignore a work of freaky people that don't bother about writing
>texts in the style of codes of law. That's alright with me. In their
>fancy-looking presentations about mesh-networks you see soldiers, tanks
>and robots building a mesh on the battlefield or bugging devices for
>their paranoid big-brother fantasies. I don't want to be supportive for
>that kind of development. We can't avoid it because of the open nature
>of open-source development. We are not doing things for our drawers or
>to keep it as a secret. >>Take the development of OLSR as an example.
INRIA is still submitting
>new drafts about ideas that we have found not
feasible in real life in
>the year 2004 when we did our first tests with 20 nodes on a conference
>(Wizard of OS III) in Berlin