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[Freedombox-discuss] Building a personal software stack

On 29 December 2012 01:52, Petar Petrovi? <petar at petrovic.io> wrote:

> I've been following this project for a while now, and I must say that I
> love the idea a lot. I've been doing something similar on a VPS of my own
> for quite some time now, but FBX seems like a lot more elegant solution.
> Usually, I would build my own personal stack, like a mail server, ownCloud
> and Diaspora*. But, there's just something wrong about all of this - you
> need to go through this list and install every software package one by one,
> until you build a full stack. The other problem is, these tools are not
> really integrated with each other (though, there are some partial solutions
> like Kolab, etc).
> What I would like to see is a full software stack that can be deployed out
> of the box with minimal integration efforts with other system software.
> Wouldn't it be nice if we could have a single application that would act as
> a social network, webmail interface and Personal Data Storage appliance? I
> think this is the idea worth considering.
> Since I am fairly familiar with PHP and have started digging into Node.js
> recently, I am willing to take part in building something like this. Yes,
> we can't do this overnight and this would be a lot of work, but I think it
> would be worth the effort. We could build a software stack that would be
> aimed at families as well as individuals. FBX has the potential to become
> the next big home server solution, and having something like this would be
> extremely nice and useful.

A worthwhile idea, but would be a challenge to build.  I think it's safe to
say that FBX will support GPG as a form of identity, and hopefully a web
identity on your profile page too.  It would be a case of integrating the
apps you want into one stack using, for example, PKI public/private key

Integration is quite hard, it's not only a case creating the technology.
In some projects the challenge is to write the patch (and in some cases
it's impossible), in others it's to get the patch accepted into the

> Just a thought of mine.
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