cozybit is the original author and manager of open80211s, the wireless mesh protocol (802.11s) in the Linux kernel, which is used globally for applications such as robust video streaming, tactical communications and gaming.

open80211s is an open-source implementation of the recently ratified IEEE 802.11s wireless mesh standard, enabling anyone to build standards-based mesh networks using commodity hardware supported by the Linux kernel.


  • Create the first open implementation of 802.11s.
  • Let the world use it, understand it, and contribute to it.
  • Consolidate the numerous non-interoperable mesh protocols into one that is based on a standard specification.