[Freedombox-discuss] A software architecture for the FreedomBox

Charles N Wyble charles at knownelement.com
Thu Apr 14 16:06:46 UTC 2011

On 04/14/2011 07:12 AM, Rob van der Hoeven wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-04-13 at 16:24 -0500, Charles N Wyble wrote:
>> On 4/13/2011 10:06 AM, Rob van der Hoeven wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> This is my first message on this list so let me introduce myself.
>>> I'm Rob van der Hoeven, a developer from The Netherlands that want a
>>> FreedomBox for myself (and everyone else of course!). At the moment i'm
>>> building my own FreedomBox and like to share my work/experience with
>>> other FreedomBox enthusiasts. For this i created a blog
>>> (http://freedomboxblog.nl/) to document the building of my own
>>> FreedomBox.
>> Welcome! It's good to have another architect/hands on guy here. :)
>> I like the blog. Good architecture. I recently posted to the list with
>> my vision of what the freedombox software stack looks like in my opinion.
>> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/freedombox-discuss/2011-April/001305.html
>> Would love to get some feedback on the idea.
> Hi Charles,
> I saw you did a lot of work. Impressive! I think it will be very
> difficult to make ONE software stack for the FreedomBox. That's one the
> reasons i made my design modular. Users can install what they want/need.
> If their hardware is less capable they can install only a small subset
> of the modules. My design is more App - like.

Yes of course. You are absolutely right. I was thinking of having the 
stack be remixed, but I like your idea of having a base stack and then 
folks deploy on top of it via some sort of "app store" interface. The 
main reason for having a stack that gets remixed is that it would let 
you know everything works together.

I look forward to folks hashing this out here on the list.

Charles N Wyble charles at knownelement.com @charlesnw
Building tomorrows alternate default free zone

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