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[Freedombox-discuss] blogging in the FB (was Re: Roadmap Brainstorming)

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 02:44:21PM +0000, Bjarni R?nar Einarsson wrote:

>FreedomBox is after all a very privacy oriented effort.

True - as an isolated statement.  But in a context of private vs. public 
facing communication it easily is misinterpreted:

FreedomBox is very _concerned_ about privacy - that things private are 
properly treated as such.

FreedomBox is equally much about private and public communication, 

FreedomBox serves privacy issues related to all - private and public - 
activities of World Citizens.

>For a traditional, open to the world blog, the existing cloud stuff is 
>in many ways perfectly suitable.

I strongly disagree: FreedomBox is not only or mainly about private 

The one core goal of FreedomBox is to (re)gain control of own log data. 

A rise of physical domestic internet nodes is, In my interpretation, 
what Eben Moglen coined as "the silverlining of the cloud".  And one 
tool to reach that is FreedomBox.

(all such tools as a whole, i.e. also non-Plug ones, I call "Freedom*")

Cloud computing is a buzzword that can mean anything and nothing.  It 
can mean "computing centralized and virtualized" but I prefer to use it 
for "web of computers", i.e. the internet as intended: woven together 
complex enough to be resilient to interruptions.

A pencil can be a tool dangerous to human beings if used cleverly.  
Similarly with cloud computing.  All things can be used or abused.

FreedomBox is not about avoiding cloud computing, or about tolerating it 
in public sphere(s).  FreedomBox is about _using_ cloud computing.

  - Jonas

  * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
  * Tlf.: +45 40843136  Website: http://dr.jones.dk/

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