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[Freedombox-discuss] Debian FreedomBox = Existing Debian \packages on plug hardware

On 1 March 2011 14:35, Joshua Spodek <joshuaspodek at yahoo.com> wrote:

> > I think Eben did mention phones at one point, but the concern was that
> > it could be stolen.
> Or confiscated without a warrant if it's on your person. Physical access
> to something in your home generally requires a warrant, depending on the
> country.

In may require a warrant, but following severe breakdown of civil
administration caused by either unrest or natural disaster, the rules may
not be followed to the letter.

I think it's desirable - across the spectrum of proposals for
user-controlled network devices generally, not just Debian Freedomboxen - to
store as much state as possible on very small removable media - i.e.
micro-SD cards or similar - so that in the event of a raid by people likely
to wish to silence your node, all that has to be concealed is a 15mm x 11mm
card, which could be swallowed or easily concealed in any number of places.
After the event the card could be inserted into another suitable device and
the node would be back up and running with the same state it had previously.

The same technique means that the node can be easily be transported,
concealed, by any means of transport which carried human passengers, or,
indeed, through the (non-electronic) mail system.

Simon Brooke :: http://www.journeyman.cc/~simon/

        ;; Stultus in monte
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