[Freedombox-discuss] Update Tracking: FBX Planet?
Bob Mottram writes:
> With all the stories in the news about spying on internet services I
> would expect there to be an upswing in interest in things like
> Freedombox and privacy related technologies.
> I assume at this point that the original target hardware from 2010 is
> considered dated, and it looks as if the prices for the GlobalScale
> hardware went in the opposite direction than anticipated. Is there a
> new target hardware platform? BeagleBone Black?
I'm trying to work a RaspberryPi target into FreedomMaker. Also, the
OLinuXino A13 looks nice. I personally prefer the A13 over similar
devices (over the BeagleBone Black and even the RPi) because it's a
fully open and free design, in the strong senses of the word. The fact
that FM has to load ~60 M of sourceless firmware + kernel  to boot
the RPi just rubs me the wrong way. Of course, I could be wrong about
all this, maybe I'm overestimating the package size, and maybe it's not
required to boot: I'm still in the research stage, not the execution
stage at this point. We'll know the limitations when it's finished.
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