Freedom Box Project
Inspired by Eben Moglen's vision of a small, cheap and simple computer that serves freedom in the home. We are building a Debian based platform for distributed applications.
Freedom Box is about:
- ease of use
We live in a world where our use of the network is mediated by organizations that often do not have our best interests at heart. By building software that does not rely on a central service, we can regain control and privacy. By keeping our data in our homes, we gain useful legal protections over it. By giving back power to the users over their networks and machines, we are returning the Internet to its intended peer-to-peer architecture.
In order to bring about the new network order, it is paramount that it is easy to convert to it. The hardware it runs on must be cheap. The software it runs on must be easy to install and administrate by anybody. It must be easy to transition from existing services.
There are a number of projects working to realize a future of distributed services; we aim to bring them all together in a convenient package.
Talks and presentations are available here.
Want to contribute?
- Hackfests, where we get together to work on items from the roadmap.
1. Code and Projects
- Freedom Maker
The central hub of the FreedomBox project, it builds and installs the file-system image that turns any computer into a FreedomBox.
http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=freedombox/freedom-maker.git;a=summary Bdale's master repository.
https://github.com/nickdaly/freedom-maker Nick Daly's fork. Experimental changes go in the "shiny" branch to bake (at 400F for 48 minutes) before being pulled into Bdale's master.
The FreedomBox's UI
https://github.com/jvasile/plinth James Vasile's master repository.
https://github.com/nickdaly/plinth Nick Daly's fork.
The FreedomBox configuration tool
http://github.com/bnewbold/exmachina bnewbold's master repository.
https://gitorious.org/exmachina/exmachina Nick Daly's fork.
- FreedomBox Privoxy
The FreedomBox version of Privoxy
https://github.com/jvasile/freedombox-privoxy James Vasile's master repository.
https://github.com/NickDaly/freedombox-privoxy Nick Daly's fork.
https://www.gitorious.org/~clint/freedombox-privoxy Clint's fork.
- A secure and resilient communication tool.
https://gitorious.org/~NickDaly/FreedomBuddy Nick Daly's master.
- Project Publish
- An easy-to-use publishing tool.
https://gitorious.org/project-publish/project-publish Nick Daly's master.
- With SQLite
- A database-management Python package.
https://github.com/jvasile/withsqlite James Vasile's master.
/FirstHandsOn, or how will the owner install her box.
/Tools, where links to tools used to develop the FreedomBox are put together.
/Configs, a page to write down all the configuration of software that will be shipped in the FreedomBox
/Connections, how users connect to FreedomBoxes from FreedomBoxes and the outside Internet
Software & protocols
Tell people about FreedomBox
Available Material Slides and other raw material