hi @jdcrunchman, we open-sourced the openthread (small) port to Lora (still not 100% features suported).
More interesting, you can already use all mesh commands from https://github.com/openthread/openthread/blob/master/src/cli/README.md
So, you can start already with UDP sockets.
I take this opportunity, to invite Mesh enthusiastics (firmware and networking engineers) to even join Pycom (some formal JD will follow), as we have good plans to open Mesh to masses.
<later edit>: If interested, just drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org