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[Freedombox-discuss] Confused about this project

On 3/4/11 4:40 PM, Anthony Papillion wrote:
> OK so I'm officially confused and need some clarification from the group.
> When I joined the list about a week and a half ago, I thought that the
> goal of the project was to create a Freedom Box based on a pluggable
> computer like the SheevaPlug or PogoPlug. From what I read, the hardware
> platform had pretty much been decided and all that was left was to
> create a software stack.
I've been confused about the same thing. As far as I understand, this is 
a Debian mailing list for a distro targeted at plug computers, with the 
aims of decentrallizing social network services and facilitating network 

There are even wiki pages:

> Now, I'm seeing discussion about using mobile phones, routers, etc and
> I'm confused. Are we seriously going to ask people who might not be
> techies to flash their mobile phones and routers?  Isn't the goal of the
> project to make this as accessible as possible?
> Is hardware still totally up in the air?
Ultimately, I think it comes down to whomever actually starts putting a 
distro together, but I think a lot of this is just talk. I think the 
FreedomBox foundation itself is still rallying technical leadership, so 
we'll see what happens then

l.m.orchard at pobox.com
{web,mad,computer} scientist

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