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[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox focus (was Re: Debian FreedomBox = Existing Debian packages on plug hardware)

On 1 March 2011 17:55, Les Orchard <l.m.orchard at pobox.com> wrote:
> 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
> network privacy.
> 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.

Sounds good to me.

But I think the list should also be open talk to other projects with
similar goals.

The social networking part is a whole project in itself.

> FWIW: I'm also lurking on this other list, which might be better for broad
> discussion of distributed net issues:
> http://groups.google.com/group/building-a-distributed-decentralized-internet
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