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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.

freedombox.png Freedom Box is about:

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.

Talks and presentations are available here.

Project Resources

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Work pages

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.;a=summary Bdale's master repository. 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 James Vasile's master repository. Nick Daly's fork.


The FreedomBox configuration tool bnewbold's master repository. Nick Daly's fork.

FreedomBox Privoxy

The FreedomBox version of Privoxy James Vasile's master repository. Nick Daly's fork. Clint's fork. Ram's fork.

A secure and resilient communication tool. Nick Daly's master.

Project Publish
An easy-to-use publishing tool. Nick Daly's master.

With SQLite
A database-management Python package. James Vasile's master.

2. Ideas

User experience

Software & protocols


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