[Freedombox-discuss] Building a personal software stack
- Subject: [Freedombox-discuss] Building a personal software stack
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- Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2013 02:43:28 +0100
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On 29 December 2012 18:30, Petar Petrovi? <petar at petrovic.io> wrote:
> 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.
Yes, I think this is a valid approach. The web was designed to tie many
systems together via the hyperlink.
Of course it would be nice if the integrations could provide a seamless
user experience, but perhaps that can only happen over time...
> 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
>> 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.
>>> Petar Petrovi?
>>> petar at petrovic.io
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