Leaving the public cloud

All FreedomBox code should be completely Free, stable, well integrated with the system, and well maintained (e.g. regarding security bugfixes). This is ensured by using only official stable Debian packages.

This page tracks availability in Debian of FreedomBox-related user-facing services, grouped by the functionality they provide (a.k.a. the non-free equivalent they replace).

Places with similar lists (can maybe be used as a source to extend this list) are:

Legend

(./)

Available in Debian stable

{i}

Available in Debian although not yet in stable

{*}

Someone is working on inclusion into Debian

{o}

Someone requested inclusion into Debian

{X}

Someone needs to file an RFP or ITP bugreport and update this page with resulting bug number.

/!\

Was available in Debian but is not part of stable or unstable


Service

Debian Status

User interface

Language

Comments

Feed reader (google reader)

on Ask

Tiny Tiny RSS

{i} Tracker

web

PHP

already available in FreedomBox - not optimised for low-end devices - supports single or multi user

selfoss

{X}

web

PHP

single user

Rnews

{X}

web

PHP

Supports multiple users, and an optional default user for public-viewable feeds

Stringer

{X}

web

ruby

Feedbunch

{X}

web

ruby

Miniflux

{X}

web

go

requires PostgreSQL

FreshRSS

{X}

web

php

MySQL

Newspipe

{X}

web

python, JS

postgresql

Newsboat

(./)

terminal

c++

single user

invisible-space-row

Photo gallery (flickr/imageshack)

on Ask

Sigal

{o} Bug

web

Python

zoph

(./) Tracker

web

PHP

zenphoto

{X}

web

PHP

img.bi

{X}

web

JS, NodeJS

client-side (?JavaScript) AES-256 encrypted image hosting, GPL3

Piwigo

/!\ Tracker

web

PHP

removed from Debian (unmaintained in Debian); self-hosted

llgal

(./) Tracker

web

Perl

self-hosted

OpenPhoto

{o} Bug

web

PHP

Lutim

{X}

web

Perl

image upload server

Gallery3

{X}

web

PHP

photo manager

invisible-space-row

Video hosting (youtube/vimeo)

videobin

{X}

web

Python

minimal video sharing (pastebin-like) in Django, GPL3+

youtube_dl_server

{X}

browser add-on

Python

REST server for youtube-dl, works with youtube-dl-chrome-plugin

PeerTube

{X}

web

TypeScript, HTML, CSS, SQL

AGPL

invisible-space-row

Multimedia sharing (video, audio, photos)

MediaGoblin

{i} Tracker

web

Python

Multi-user support; federation planned. Hosts video, photos, audio, documents, etc.

MediaCrush

{X}

web

Python, NodeJS

Expat License

Rygel

(./) Tracker

?

Vala

LGPL. Universal plug & play audiovisual media server

invisible-space-row

Email (gmail)

on Ask

Dovecot

(./) Tracker

imap

C

Sogo

(./) Tracker

web

C, C++

Roundcube

(./) Tracker

web

PHP

Already available in FreedomBox - Also needs IMAP and SMTP servers

Ciderwebmail

(./) Tracker

web

perl

Also needs IMAP and SMTP servers

Mailpile

{o} Bug

web

Python

python2 only

Notmuch Mail

/!\ Tracker

web

Haskell

a web-based user interface for notmuch . Removed from Debian unstable

Rainloop

(./) Tracker

web

PHP

Cypht

{X}

web

PHP

GPLv2, filter-based, modular, lightweight, also a newsreader

SquirrelMail

/!\ Tracker

web

PHP

Mailman

(./) Tracker

web

Python

GPL. GNU Mailman manages mailing lists.

invisible-space-row

Blog publishing (blogger.com/wordpress.com)

on Ask

Chyrp Lite

{X}

web

PHP

Lightweight, uses MySQL or SQLite databases

Wordpress

(./) Tracker

web

PHP

Ikiwiki

(./) Tracker

web

Perl

already available in FreedomBox

Serendipity

/!\ Tracker

web

PHP

Removed from Debian.

pyblosxom

/!\ Tracker

web

Python

pelican

(./) Tracker

command-line & web

Python

AGPL. Static website blog generator.

Lektor

(./) Tracker

command-line & web

Python

BSD. Static website generator. Content can be added through browser.

Drupal

{X}

web

PHP

Open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications

Pligg

{X}

web

Aegir

{X}

web

PHP

Ægir is a framework for hosting and managing websites and other applications using Drupal

I2P-Bote

{X}

Java

I2P-Bote is a serverless, encrypted e-mail application.

invisible-space-row

link sharing (delicious)

on Ask

Shaarli

/!\ Tracker

web

PHP

removed from Debian - No database server needed, single-user

Bookie

{o} Bug

web

Python

multi-users

Scuttle

/!\ Tracker

web

PHP

Removed from Debian

SemanticScuttle

/!\ Tracker

web

PHP

Not developed any more, Removed from Debian

ShaarliGo

{X}

web

go

CGI executable, no database

invisible-space-row

file sharing (dropbox)

OnionShare

(./) Tracker

web

Python

ownCloud

/!\ Tracker

web

PHP

Removed from Debian unstable

SparkleShare

(./) Tracker

web

C#

dvcs-autosync

(./) Tracker

web

Python

sucsynct

{X}

web

bash

git-annex

(./) Tracker

web

Haskell

Seafile

(./) Tracker

web/desktop

C

open security issue: https://github.com/haiwen/seafile/issues/350 (CVE-2013-7469), 923009

Syncthing

(./) Tracker

web/desktop

C, C++

Pydio

{X}

web

PHP

IPFS

{*} Bug

web

Go

p2p filesystem

Ori

{i} Tracker

desktop

C, C++

p2p distributed filesystem. Documentation is in their research publication

Node Restore

{*} Bug

web

NodeJS

Per-user storage on the Web https://remotestorage.io/

SecureDrop

{X}

web

Python

iFolder

{X}

?

C

moosefs

{i} Tracker

C

Tahoe-LAFS

/!\ Tracker

Python

A Free Software/Open Source decentralized data store. It distributes your filesystem across multiple servers, and even if some of the servers fail or are taken over by an attacker, the entire filesystem continues to work correctly and to preserve your privacy and security.

OneSwarm

{X}

Java

Privacy preserving peer-to-peer data sharing

invisible-space-row

p2p file sharing

Forban

{X}

web

Python

A simple link-local opportunistic p2p free software (or how to share files with your local neighbors)

Deluge

(./) Tracker

web,desktop

Python

Lightweight, cross-platform BitTorrent client

rTorrent

(./) Tracker

terminal

C++

BitTorrent client

invisible-space-row

microblog publishing (twitter/identi.ca)

Wikipedia

Mastodon

{*} Bug

web

Ruby

self-hosted/federated supports ActivityPub & OStatus protocols

Pleroma

{o} Bug

web

Elixir

self-hosted/federated supports ActivityPub & OStatus protocols

Misskey

{X}

web

NodeJS

self-hosted/federated supports ActivityPub protocol only

GNU Social

{o} Bug

web

PHP

self-hosted/federated supports OStatus protocol only

pump.io

{o} Bug

web

NodeJS

self-hosted/federated

Freenet

{o} Bug

web

Java

Also needs Sone plugin; self-hosted talking to other self-hosted

twister

{o} Bug

web

C++

Epicyon

{X}

web

Python

Design for low-powered systems

invisible-space-row

music activitystream (last.fm/libre.fm)

Vagalume

(./) Tracker

web

C

Zomg

(./) Tracker

web

Shell

GNU FM

{X}

web

PHP

invisible-space-row

avatar publishing (gravatar.com/Libravatar.org)

Libravatar

{X}

web

python

self-hosted (federated)

invisible-space-row

text-based chat (gtalk/whatsapp/slack)

Converse.js

{X}

web

JS

XMPP; Supports OTR

Ejabberd

(./) Tracker

Jabber(XMPP)

Erlang

Prosody IM

(./) Tracker

Jabber(XMPP)

Lua

Salut à Toi

(./) Tracker

web/desktop

Python

XMPP; Supports OTR

Libervia

{o} Bug

web

Python

XMPP (for salutatoi)

Movim

(./) Tracker

web

PHP

XMPP; Supports Jingle

Matrix Synapse

(./) Tracker

web/mobile

Python

homeserver for Matrix. Unlike most XMPP-based systems, this handles asynchronous communication reliably. Also unlike XMPP-based systems, Matrix promotes the use of a centralized(!) identity tracking service, which by some is considered the main usability benefit over XMPP

mxisd

{o} Bug

web

Java

Federated Identity Server for Matrix

Kaiwa

{X}

web

NodeJS

XMPP (prosody recommended)

Otalk

{X}

web

NodeJS

XMPP; Supports Jingle

Mattermost

{X}

web

Golang

qwebirc

{X}

web

Python

IRC; Base web client for https://webchat.oftc.net service

Kiwi IRC

{X}

web

JS (Vue)

IRC; Base web client for https://webchat.freenode.net/

Jappix

{X}

web

PHP, JavaScript

invisible-space-row

calendar publishing and/or shared editing (google calendar)

DAViCal

(./) Tracker

CalDAV

PHP

Removed from testing [2013-10-15]

Radicale

(./) Tracker

CardDAV, CalDAV

Python

already available in FreedomBox

Xandikos

(./) Tracker

CardDAV, CalDAV

Python

Available from Debian Buster

Calendar and Contacts Server

/!\ Tracker

CalDAV/ical

python

Removed from testing [2014-05-30]

Sogo

(./) Tracker

web

C, C++

Citadel

(./) Tracker

web

C

Calypso

{i} Tracker

CalDAV

Python

Tryton Calendar Module

/!\ Tracker

CalDAV, client

Python

Tryton Framework see also tryton-modules-calendar-todo tryton-modules-calendar-scheduling tryton-modules-calendar-classification
Functionality removed from upstream project

Baikal

{X}

CalDAV, CardDAV

PHP

AgenDAV

{X}

web

PHP

CalDavZAP

{o} Bug

web

JS

CardDavMATE

{o} Bug

web

JS

invisible-space-row

address management

Tryton Party Vcarddav

/!\ Tracker

CardDAV, client

Python

Tryton Framework
Functionality removed from upstream project

invisible-space-row

shared text authoring (google documents)

Etherpad Lite

{o} Bug

web

nodeJS

Citadel

(./) Tracker

web

C

Sobby

/!\ Tracker

gobby-0.4 client

?

Removed from Debian.

Infinote

(./) Tracker

gobby-0.5 client

C, C++

WebODF

{o} webodf

web

JS

wikiCalc

{X}

web

Perl

GPL. Ancient, but there does not seem to be a good online collaborative spreadsheet.

CodiMD

{o} Bug

web

JavaScript

RFP

CryptPad

{o} Bug

web

JavaScript

invisible-space-row

movie watchlist and rating (IMDB)

filmlog

{X}

web

?

filmaster

{X}

web

?

videodb

{X}

web

PHP

Lighter alternative for filmaster

invisible-space-row

Web crawling and/or indexing and/or search (google search)

YaCy

{o} Bug

web

Java

Fairly heavy: needs 1GB of RAM for itself

seeks

{X}

web

C++

C++ should be lighter than yacy but needs a distributed p2p crawler to off the Cloud, maybe Grub.org if C#, Yacy if Java for a stand-alone client

Surfraw

(./) Tracker

web

Shell

Searx

(./) Tracker

web

Python

Meta-search engine with multiple backends

Grub

{X}

web

invisible-space-row

telephony (skype/gtalk)

Asterisk

(./) Tracker

SIP/Jingle

C

GNU SIP Witch

/!\ Tracker

SIP

C, C++

invisible-space-row

activitystream (facebook)

diaspora*

{i} Tracker

web

Ruby

self-hosted talking to proprietary equivalents

friendica

{o} Bug

web

PHP

transport encryption, privacy,security, photo albums, private mail, richtext status (any length), geotags, federate with ostatus, diaspora and other

ownCloud

/!\ Tracker

web

PHP

Removed from Debian unstable, part of kde social desktop initiative

Wave-OT-XMPP

{X}

web/GUI

?

all participants are fully decentralized, some - with advanced security and p2p privacy schemes, some can be built upon Camlistore or Tahoe-LAFS kind of persistence; federated, distributed, self-hosted

newebe

{X}

web

Python

couchdb

buddycloud server

/!\ Tracker

web

Java

Removed from Debian. Needs also Buddycloud client.

Socialhome

{X}

web

Python

Uses Diaspora federation protocol

PyOfWave

{X}

web

JavaScript/Python

Noosfero

{X}

web

Ruby

Retroshare

{*} Bug

C++

Elgg

{X}

web

PHP

A social networking engine

invisible-space-row

personal "cloud" (Google services, etc.)

ownCloud

/!\ Tracker

web

PHP

Removed from Debian (unstable/testing), part of kde social desktop initiative

Cozy

{X}

web

JS, CoffeeScript

Nextcloud

{o} Bug

web

PHP

invisible-space-row

music streaming (Spotify/Pandora)

Swarmplayer

{X}

web

?

distributed

Ampache

/!\ Tracker

web

PHP

Removed from Debian (unstable/testing)

Music Player Daemon

(./) Tracker

MPD client

C

tin can jukebox

{X}

web

PHP

subsonic

{X}

web

Java

zina

{X}

web

PHP

koel

{X}

web

PHP

Mopidy

(./) Tracker

MPD

Python

streamlist

{X}

web

go

Groove Basin

/!\ Tracker

web

NodeJS

Removed from Debian (unstable/testing)

Funkwhale

{X}

web

Python

Raveberry

{X}

web

Python, JS

multi-user, users request and rate songs

invisible-space-row

local media streaming

Jellyfin

{X}

web

C#

many other clients available

invisible-space-row

cloud backups

Dirvish

(./) Tracker

web

Perl

Requires large HDD

BackupPC

(./) Tracker

web

Perl

luckyBackup

(./) Tracker

web

C++

Deja Dup

(./) Tracker

GUI

C

invisible-space-row

to-do listing and time-management (remember the milk)

Ukolovnik

/!\ Tracker

web

PHP

pretty basic TODO manager (old and unmaintained)

Kolab

/!\ Tracker

CalDAV / email client

Perl, PHP

Groupware server supporting multiple mail clients with to-do lists. Removed from testing [2012-03-25]

mytinytodo

{X}

web

PHP, JS

very light PHP/SQLite/AJAX/jQuery TODO list

Tryton Calendar TODO

/!\ Tracker

CalDAV, client

Python

Tryton Framework
Functionality removed from upstream project

Taskwarrior

(./) Tracker

CLI, client

C++

invisible-space-row

single-file time-limited file sharing (Megaupload)

sharefest

{X}

web

NodeJS

distributed file sharing via WebRTC using a central tracker (link); self-hosted

jyraphe

{X}

web

PHP

self-hosted

FileZ

{X}

web

PHP

self-hosted

fipes

{X}

web

Erlang

AGPL, peer to peer file sharing by the browser. Demo instance: https://fipelines.org/ ; self-hosted

FileTea

(./) Tracker

web

C, C++

AGPL, c+gobject, peer to peer file sharing by the browser. Demo instance: https://filetea.me/ ; self-hosted

Coquelicot

/!\ Tracker

web

ruby

self-hosted

lufi

{X}

web

Perl

AGPL, file sharing server with client-side encryption. Demo instance: https://framadrop.org/ ; self-hosted

Jirafeau

{X}

web

PHP

AGPL, Jirafeau is a web site permitting to upload a file in a simple way and give an unique link to it. Demo instance: https://jirafeau.net/ ; self-hosted

bepasty

{i} Tracker

web

Python

MIT, pastebin with support for multiple file formats

FileDrop

{X}

web

Go, JS

designed for Sandstorm, but can run standalone

invisible-space-row

telephony conference call (teamspeak)

Mumble

(./) Tracker

mumble client

C++

already available in FreedomBox

mumble-web

{o} Bug

web

HTML, JS

Asterisk

(./) Tracker

SIP

C

openmeetings

{X}

Java

Yet Another Telephony Engine

{X}

SIP, etc.

C++/C

FreeSWITCH

{o} Bug

SIP, etc.

C/C++

invisible-space-row

conference call with video and screen sharing

bigbluebutton

{X}

web

java, JS

jitsi

{X}

web

Java

invisible-space-row

web analytics (google analytics)

AWStats

(./) Tracker

web

Perl

Webalizer

(./) Tracker

web

C, C++

Visitors

/!\ Tracker

web

C, C++

Analog

(./) Tracker

web

C, C++

Matomo

{o} Bug

web

PHP

invisible-space-row

Anonymity Networks

I2P

(./) Tracker

web/mobile

Java

A decentralized, secure (layered encryption) and anonymous peer-to-peer network with serverless chat, irc, jabber, forums, websites, p2p filesharing, BitTorrent trackers, serverless secure mail, file hosting, iMule, etc. All with focus on privacy and security.

GNUnet

(./) Tracker

C

GNUnet is a new network protocol stack for building secure, distributed, and privacy-preserving applications.

Tor

(./) Tracker

C

Tor protects your privacy on the internet by hiding the connection between your Internet address and the services you use.

Hosting, Mail and IRC

I2P

(./) Tracker

web/mobile

Java

General purpose P2P darknet with lots of services

IRCAnywhere

{X}

web

Node.js

Aimed at replacing IRCCloud

invisible-space-row

voting (doodle)

selectricity

{X}

web

ruby

dudle

{*} Bug

web

ruby

foodl

{X}

web

php

pleft

{X}

web

python

papillon

{X}

web

python

studs

{X}

web

php

pollen

{X}

web

java

Framadate

{o} Bug

web

PHP

invisible-space-row

Calculator (Google Calculator)

LastCalc

{X}

web

Java

invisible-space-row

Survey systems

LimeSurvey

{o} Bug

web

PHP

invisible-space-row

Event Planing (Meetup.com/Facebook Events)

Get Together

{X}

web

Python

Mobilizon

{X}

web

Elixir, JS

invisible-space-row

Commenting systems (Disqus/IntenseDebate)

juvia

{X}

web

ruby

Isso

{i} Tracker

web

Python, JS

self-hosted

Discourse

{X}

web

Ruby, JS

self-hosted

Syndie

(./) Tracker

web

Java

Syndie is an open source system for operating distributed forums, offering a secure and consistent interface to various anonymous and non-anonymous content networks.

invisible-space-row

Q&A systems (StackOverflow)

Askbot

{X}

web

Python, JS

example; self-hosted, fork of osqa

shapado

{X}

web

ruby

Maybe unmaintained; self-hosted

invisible-space-row

Cloud computing solutions 1

OpenStack Compute

(./) Tracker

web and/or cli and/or API

python

Ganeti

(./) Tracker

web (and more?)

Python

Might not be a full cloud computing solution. Used by and recommended by the Debian System Debian Administration Team, see Bits from the Debian Systems Administration Team.

OpenNebula

/!\ Tracker

web (and more?)

C, C++

Removed from testing [2013-10-15]

invisible-space-row

Software project hosting

FusionForge

/!\ Tracker

php

Kallithea

{o} Bug

python

Gitolite

/!\ Tracker

back-end only

Perl

Removed from Debian testing.

cgit

(./) Tracker

web

C, C++

Simple git repository hosting

gitosis

/!\ Tracker

?

Removed from Debian testing.

girocco

{X}

C

allura

{X}

python

launchpad

{X}

python

Redmine

{i} Tracker

web

ruby

Includes BTS, wiki, and more. 4GB of RAM recommended

Phabricator

(./) Tracker

web

PHP

Includes BTS, wiki, code review, and more. Immature.

GitLab

{i} Tracker

web

Ruby

github-like interface, MIT-licensed community edition. 4GB of RAM recommended

Gitblit

{X}

web/ssh/desktop (gui using rpc)

Java

Full-featured ?GitHub replacement, plugin support, remote management, used by CentOS, apache 2.0 license

gogs

{X}

web/ssh

Go

Low resource requirements

Gitea

{X}

web/ssh

Go

Low resource requirements

invisible-space-row

Multi-client URL/ebook reader (instapaper)

wallabag

{o} Bug

web/mobile

PHP

ArchiveBox

{*} Bug

web

python

invisible-space-row

Machine translation (translate.google.com)

Apertium

(./) Tracker

C, C++

Limited to languages that are already similar to each other.

invisible-space-row

Note taking (evernote)

turtl

{X}

desktop/mobile

Common Lisp, JS

invisible-space-row

Time tracking

timestrap

{X}

web

python

invisible-space-row

eBook reader

calibre-web

{X}

web

python

amusewiki

{X}

web

perl

cops

{X}

web

php

invisible-space-row

Home automation / IoT / wearables / finess trackers

Home Assistant

{o} Bug

web

python

invisible-space-row

Business

akaunting

{X}

web

misc.

GPL. Accounting, inventory management, money management.

invisible-space-row

Web-based File Manager

File Browser

{X}

web

go

Manage, edit files, execute commands, Google like UI

Filestash

{X}

web

go, JS

Manage, edit files, view/play photos, audio, video

invisible-space-row

Tunnelling

holepunch.io

{X}

client/their server

python

Run services on a machine with no public IP and which may be behind a port-blocking firewall

invisible-space-row

Project Management

Kanboard

{*} Bug

web

PHP

Kanban project mangement software ITP

invisible-space-row

Voice assistant (Alexa, Siri)

Mycroft

{o} Bug

voice

Python

Kalliope

{o} Bug

voice

Python

Rhasspy

{X}

voice

Python

invisible-space-row

Flash cards

anki-sync-server

{X}

sync

Python

Synchronizes progress from desktop app

invisible-space-row

Virtual Private Network

tinc

(./) Tracker

tinc

C

invisible-space-row

System Administration

Webmin

{*} Bug

web

Perl

invisible-space-row

Routing

Pagekite

(./) Tracker

Pagekite

Python

Free Software for tunneling HTTP, HTTPS and SSH servers through firewalls and NAT.

invisible-space-row

Mesh Networking

B.A.T.M.A.N

(./) Tracker

C

: Mesh routing protocol for multi-hop ad-hoc networks (see also telephony)

Babel

(./) Tracker

C

Mesh routing based on IP in user-space for multi-hop networks.

cor

{X}

Linux

C

invisible-space-row

Decentralized DNS

Namecoin

{o} Bug

C++

Namecoin is a decentralized open source information registration and transfer system based on the Bitcoin cryptocurrency

invisible-space-row

Home inventory

grocy

{o} Bug

web

PHP, JS

shopping list, recipes, etc RFP

invisible-space-row

Personal Finance / Budgeting

ontrack

{X}

web

Ruby, JS

invisible-space-row

CRM / Relationship Management

Monica

{X}

web

PHP, JS

Personal Relationship Manager


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  1. Cloud computing solutions are probably not for typical FreedomBox hardware of today but maybe of tomorrow and solutions are useful for those wanting to "Leave the cloud" (1)