[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox focus (was Re: Debian FreedomBox = Existing Debian packages on plug hardware)
On 3/1/11 10:41 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> What about Eben's original talk about NYU a year ago, 'Freedom in the
> Cloud', where he coined the term 'Freedom Box'?
> I believe he mentioned both Fedora and Debian.. IMHO he was promoting
> the idea of free software in the freedom box, and selected Debian as a
> leader rather than an absolute.
If this list stays broad and general - targeting any hardware that might
be small-ish running any free-like-speech software facilitating goals
that are freedom-y - nothing will get done.
My take is that "FreedomBox" is Debian on self-hosted plug computers,
running software to replace centralized social networking and enhance
That's pretty focused, at least on OS and hardware. It narrows things
down to a practical scope for a first release: What Debian packages make
up the distro, and what glue is needed to make it work? A lot of good
stuff already exists as Debian packages, so something interesting can be
spun up quickly.
If you want to make something like a FreedomBox out of an Android phone
or a Fedora distro, great. But, that should be spun off from this project.
FWIW: I'm also lurking on this other list, which might be better for
broad discussion of distributed net issues:
l.m.orchard at pobox.com