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.
- Work pages:
FreedomBox Foundation: https://freedomboxfoundation.org
Alioth project: https://alioth.debian.org/projects/freedombox/
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
(listed chronologically, newest first; information includes date, approx. running time, title, and speaker(s))
2011-03-06 - CBS News: "Freedom Box": Internet free of government control? - Moglen:
Video: (3 min)
2011-02-25 - Morningside Post Conference on Digital Media: Navigating the Age of Democratized Media - Moglen:
Video: (19 min)
Audio: (19 min)
2011-02-05 - FOSDEM 2011: Why Political Liberty Depends on Software Freedom More Than Ever - Moglen:
- 2011-01-17 - This week in Debian: Episode 16 - Smedegaard:
- Interview with Jonas Smedegaard, discussing the Freedom Box
2010-09-30 - Open World Forum 2010: (title unknown) - Moglen:
2010-08-03 - DebConf10: How We Can Be the Silver Lining of the Cloud - Moglen:
Video: (event page) http://penta.debconf.org/dc10_schedule/events/641.en.html
- 2010-07-24 - GNU Hackers Meeting 2010: GNUnet presentations - Grothoff, Wachs, Evans, Courtès:
Video, Slides: Look under "GNUnet Workshop" - http://www.gnu.org/ghm/2010/denhaag/
2010-02-05 - NYU: Freedom in the Cloud- Moglen:
Video, Audio: http://www.isoc-ny.org/?p=1338
(Alternate Location) Video, Audio, Text: http://www.softwarefreedom.org/news/2010/feb/08/audio-and-video-eben-moglens-talk-freedom-cloud-no/
Related interview (text): http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Interview-Eben-Moglen-Freedom-vs-the-Cloud-Log-955421.html