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

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 02:41:14PM -0400, Les Orchard wrote:
>On 3/18/11 2:23 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>>>This may or may not entirely agree with what you mean, but: I'd like 
>>>my FreedomBox to be my command center for the cloud.
>>>It may itself be a service provider in a web of computers (eg. I run 
>>>Wordpress in my house on port 80). But, I'd also like mine to be a 
>>>private node that orchestrates the use of things like Amazon S3, 
>>>Rackspace, Nearly Free Speech, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
>>Correct: That absolutely does not at all agree with what I mean.
>>Orchestrating centralized services from home may be cloud computing, 
>>but not a silverlining of it and thus unrelated to FreedomBox!
>Yeah, I figured we disagreed on that.
>Personally, I think there's a spectrum / gradual path of cloud control 
>to be had, i.e.: from Facebook user; to FreedomBox user publishing to 
>Facebook; to FreedomBox user publishing to other FreedomBoxes. Skipping 
>the middle step might be a missed opportunity to bridge people across.

When I explain how the "pure" of "Debian Pure Blends" means "100%" and 
not "99.9%", some find me cynical and not wanting to "play with the 
other kids in the street".

But I do.

2000+ Debian packages unofficially compiled and published at 
http://debian.jones.dk/ should be proof that I do unpure stuff myself.

I also want to orchestrate Facebook and other centralized services.  I 
just refrain from labelling such work as FreedomBox.

I find it damaging to the FreedomBox project to stuff any and all things 
Freedom* related into that poor little box.  And even more so 
non-Freedom* related stuff like sending emails to a potential future 

We don't need to agree.  Hopefully.  I sure hope that I am wrong and the 
wide spectrum of (interesting!) projects labeled FreedomBox is helpful 
not only for boosting those projects but also for the FreedomBox project 
to make as much sense when reality as it does in each of our minds.

  - Jonas

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

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