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.

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.

Freedom Box is about gathering the software on inexpensive hardware to give people their freedom back through aggregation and transition of cloud services to friend to friend services.

Freedom Box is about:

DebConf BoF Scheduling

Add your name to the doodle schedule poll by 5pm TODAY (2010-08-03) so we can choose a time.

Result of the Doodle vote will (hopefully - if those voting happen to read this and agree) be posted right here, for those of us not liking Doodle but still interested in hooking up whenever you Doodlers decide to meet.

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.

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 admimistrate by anybody. It must be easy to transition from existing services.

We are working to build these systems; it is merely a small matter of programming.

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