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Why FreedomBox?

The concept "FreedomBox" was coined by Eben Moglen, founder and director of Software Freedom Law Center, at a speech he made at the annual Debian conference in 2010, where he challenged developers to put into a box the privacy-preserving server parts of Debian and make it dead simple to use for non-technicians.

Why ? Too many of us 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.

Mission

In order to achieve the vision presented above, the FreedomBox project carries out the following mission:

  1. Identify appropriate hardware and software that enables us to keep our data within our homes.
  2. Work within Debian to improve it as a privacy-preserving, personal server OS.
  3. Make it easier for anyone to install, configure, and start using self-hosted services.

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. Join us!


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