[Freedombox-discuss] Suitability of Globalscale as partner?

Erik Simmesgård erik at simmesgard.se
Thu Apr 14 16:22:27 UTC 2011

>> This of course makes one think that perhaps we should rather be settling
>> on a particular model of android phone's hardware, but then we don't get
>> ethernet, and we're paying for a screen we don't need.
> Hmmmm. Interesting idea. Run this all on an Android. As for not 
> needing the screen,
> perhaps that could be used for initial setup and ongoing diagnostic 
> information (temperature,
> network traffic, wifi air quality) . Perhaps some more artistic type 
> things.

Surely an interesting idea. But I do not think it's very or at all 
feasible to run something Android-based as the underlying platform for 
FreedomBox. Atleast not currently or the coming while, perhaps sometime 
in a prettier future.

I'm having a little trouble formulating these worries into words right now.

But I'm mainly getting at the severe customization problems. It's hard 
to do anything worth while with Android. Especially something like 
getting something else than Android onto the actual hardware.

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