ID Things You Can Do With A “FREEDOM BOX”

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Session Topic: 10 Things you can do with a Freedom Box

Wednesday 5D

Convener:' Markus Sabadello

Notes-taker(s): Brent Shambaugh


Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

  • UI is written in Python
  • Chat is an XMPP server
  • store and share photos
  • This user interface is called. This is how you manage a FreedomBox
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  • Build PGP … criticize certificate authorities …

small linked number of companies


  • PGP Web of Trust ...
  • Sign each others key pair

--Monkey sphere....take this an apply it to the web


  • Domain name system....

HTTP does not really

  • – is the monkey sphere pretty complete...

communications box...makes communications secure …

Markus – Project Danube

Through P2P network … & VPN they can find each other...


single sign on … openID …

one identity provider... one provider...log into many website

– same as Mozilla Persona...


Know Diaspora...

The idea is clear...

Send message and photo … one box to another...

Do you have XDI running on this ...earlier did XDI on it

Put VRM ...a buying intent … say I want to buy something with certain properties …

use RDF linked data


Earlier at OuiShare conference …

  • − How can I have a kind of marketplace....
  • − * How can I publish this kind of info
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Semantic web relies with linked data


---> OuiShare

    • Philosophy behind sharing.

2nd part hackathon

→ hack on some of these ideas


IIW _ create connection to each other

Have mesh network between box

  • Some applications make sense w/o net community
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How easy to make it portable


  • random people logged in and published to his box.
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Distributed filesystem w/o internet connectivity


Figure out freedom box …

→ market could exit with

Adding software … Freedom Box

Some related to identity


Apps category … New Addition

of things to add …

No need for command line …

Johannes … Greek … and moral wov

Community wifi – Networks in europe


→ use mesh network for internet connections sharing

→ the box can do a mesh network

Work in a Mesh network....work with connectivity


Active mesh network in Athens Greece

Have their own twitter and news site


You have an average mom in America … use mesh network

    • Mesh network in China

Networking Pakage(?) happen to have Mesh network


MIT w/ Mesh network

+ Scratch teaches kids to create Mesh networks

– Who is the Freedom Box for?


  • Have simple UI like indie Box – VM have in expert mode – complicated things – have wireless built in
  • Freedom Box is actively looking for hardware partners
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→ It all needs to come together

  • Paranoid Chinese dissident
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On Arch Linux … well respected...secure … Packts built ...Freedom Box chose Debian


  • What to pick form a market perspective
  • Main attaction … effective way of doing something on the internet differently
  • Put this … communicate … not just for computer scientists
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  • Use TOR to hide the IP address as a client
  • Configure to be a TOR exit mode
  • Chat talks to g …

--- Purpose of you ...TOR hides you as a

  • Run a Blocka wiki … TOR enabled...
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  • IS there a Freedom Box


Shopping list (things you can Bug) → You can buy the Freedom Box online


Can you also use Raspberri Pi

→ Yes, but more limited ….

---> I tried with the Raspberri Pi...

it is not easy

TOR Browser


What kind of Mesh Hardware...