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 From:  Dana Spiegel <dana at sociableDESIGN dot com>
 To:  Josh McCormack <joshmccormack at travelersdiary dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Feature Comparison
 Date:  Sun, 25 Jan 2004 19:05:40 -0500

HIS thoughts... :)

NYCwireless would certainly like to see a comparison of this 
information (and there are a couple of other distros as well, like 
wifibsd.org). We can definitely put up your information on the site.

One thing that's important about such a comparison is looking beyond 
pure feature comparisons. Important areas of comparison:

- Ease of use (UI, default settings, documentation, ease of 
- Community (activity of community, integration of community requested 
features, helpfulness)
- Security (default security settings, ease of configuration, 
documentation of best practices, fast updates to distro)

Dana Spiegel
Director, NYCwireless
dana at nycwireless dot net

On Jan 25, 2004, at 6:53 PM, Josh McCormack wrote:

> I started a spreadsheet listing features and projects, including 
> m0n0wall (a couple of the LEAF projects, Pebble, Freesco), to get an 
> idea of who offers what, performance, platform, etc.
> If people are interested, particularly in helping to fill it out, and 
> it would be a help to folks developing m0n0wall and other projects to 
> see who's doing what and how we can compete and cooperate, I can 
> figure out how to make it more collaborative and post and promote it 
> somewhere.
> I'm in NYC, so I thought NYCWireless might be a good candidate - would 
> give Seattle and Portland a run for their money (as they have pretty 
> informative sites as far as software and hardware go). The director of 
> NYCWireless is on this list, right? Her thoughts?
> Josh
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