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[Freedombox-discuss] Building a personal software stack

I think that we don't HAVE to integrate everything, at least not during the
initial development. I think we should focus on building a software stack,
and then at some point, we can decide if deep integration is worth the
effort. Of course, I am always open for different opinions and ideas.

On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM, Melvin Carvalho
<melvincarvalho at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
> technology.
> 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
> codebase.
>> Just a thought of mine.
>> --
>> Petar Petrovi?
>> petar at petrovic.io
>> +381693264465
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Petar Petrovi?
petar at petrovic.io
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