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Issues/Areas
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project management tool
installer
UI
config
telephony
mail
hardware support
== Freedom Box Project ==
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Example projects
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ReadyNAS
Asterisk boxes
- hardware
- live CD's
Aeyer (Drupal control panel)
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.
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Freedom Box is about:
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Alioth project requested already by Jimmy
 * privacy
 * control
 * ease of use
 * dehierarchicalization

== Vision Statement ==

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.

== Project Resources ==

 * Work pages:
  * /DesignAndToDos
  * /ExampleProjects
  * /TargetedHardware
  * [[/Requirements]]
  * /LeavingTheCloud
  * /PrivacyAtHome
 * Alioth project: https://alioth.debian.org/projects/freedombox/
 * Mailing list: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/freedombox-discuss
 * Identi.ca group: https://identi.ca/group/freedombox
 * IRC channel created on OFTC '''#freedombox''' [[irc://irc.oftc.net/#freedombox]]
 * Preinstalled images to work on (qemu or virtualbox) are available at http://pagekite.net/community/DebianFB/


== Talks and presentations ==

 * Eben's NYU Freedom in the cloud talk:
   * High download bandwith (audio, video): http://www.isoc-ny.org/?p=1338
   * Alternative location (text, audio, video): http://www.softwarefreedom.org/news/2010/feb/08/audio-and-video-eben-moglens-talk-freedom-cloud-no/
   * Highlights (text): http://www.softwarefreedom.org/news/2010/feb/10/highlights-eben-moglens-freedom-cloud-talk/
   * Related interview (text): http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Interview-Eben-Moglen-Freedom-vs-the-Cloud-Log-955421.html
 * Eben's Debconf10 Silver lining in the cloud/Freedom Box talk:
   * Debconf10 event page (video): http://penta.debconf.org/dc10_schedule/events/641.en.html
 * GNUnet presentations from GNU Hackers meeting:
   * Look under "GNUnet Workshop" (slides, video): http://www.gnu.org/ghm/2010/denhaag/
 * This week in Debian Episode 16
   * Interview with Jonas Smedegaard, discussing the Freedom Box: http://frostbitemedia.libsyn.com/this-week-in-debian-episode-16-

Freedom Box Project

freedombox.png

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:

  • privacy
  • control
  • ease of use
  • dehierarchicalization

Vision Statement

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.

Project Resources

Talks and presentations