[kwlug-disc] Freedom Box?

Colin K colin at void11.com
Fri Aug 19 17:23:13 EDT 2011

So basically, freedombox is not going to be a social network, its basically
going to be an amped up TOR node sort of idea but Much more high tech?  Or
even a opensource content filtering/data security box/ultrafirewall?  The
lines aren't very defined from what I've seen.  The talks on the site make
it seem as though they don't even really know what it is.

On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 2:30 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> Assume:
> - every home is a node on the net.
> (- so is every device, particularly given IPv6 or mobility, but leave that
> aside for the moment.)
> - every such node needs a certain set of common services between it and the
> rest of the big bad internet world. e.g. firewall, dhcp.
> Is FreedomBox intended to be the new Home Server?
> (Inevitably running on everything, since aspects of those services are
> needed by a wifi enabled PDA, for example, wherever it is at that moment.)
> webhost at kwlug.org wrote, On 08/18/2011 12:09 AM:
>> Greetings, mail-forum-merge.
>> These are your messages
>> New content of type Nominee has been submitted
>> - FreedomBox
>> FreedomBox [1] is a project to build an easy to use plug computer based
>> P2P communication device which supports freedom and individual privacy.
>> It began from a presentation and thesis [2] by FLOSS lawyer Eben Moglen.
>> He argues that we are trading too much control and personal information for
>> communication and social networking services.
>> Many other projects have already implemented the parts which are needed,
>> and the FreedomBox will integrate them and present them in a way that
>> everyone can use.
>> Better privacy and control over your own data show not be only for tech
>> experts, but for everyone.
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