[Freedombox-discuss] inspirational projects / freedombox neighbours

Charles N Wyble charles at knownelement.com
Sat Apr 23 06:29:45 UTC 2011

On 04/23/2011 01:03 AM, Sandy Harris wrote:
> Jaromil <jaromil at dyne.org> wrote:
>> ... projects that are neighbours of freedombox
>> i'm sure people here know many... I for one like to start with this
>> link http://k0a1a.net/netless since it's quite fresh and mostly
>> inspirational :)
>> hope you like to add more: stuff that can integrate with freedombox in
>> future, interact, act as close neighbour projects...
> I'm new to the list and now browsing the archives to get up to
> date, so I figured I night as well make a list as I went and
> post it.

Thanks! :)

Have you reviewed the wiki as well? In particular
> Open Source self-hosted social networking,
> http://status.net/

I like status.net. Use it to post to twiter now. It's a great tool.

Is status.net sufficient? Do we need appleseed or crabgrass?

> ZRTP encrypted VoIP:
> http://zfoneproject.com/
> http://www.gnutelephony.org/index.php/GNU_ZRTP
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6189

Yes for sure.

> Secure distributed file system
> http://tahoe-lafs.org/~warner/pycon-tahoe.html

I <3 tahoe. :)

> Open Source online payment system
> https://github.com/FellowTraveler/Open-Transactions/wiki
> http://www.bitcoin.org/

Yep. Bitcoin is highly popular. Other systems exist but I think
bitcoin is among the best.

> Everything else:
> Overlay networks
> http://www.cs.cornell.edu/People/egs/beehive/


> Co-operative Routing
> http://michaelblizek.twilightparadox.com/projects/cor/index.html

Incredibly cool system. I'll need to explore this a bit.

> https://github.com/jpmens/couch-sdb
> http://p2pdns.sourceforge.net/

Yep. DNS is important. Lots of censorship activity occurs in the current

> http://sovereigncomputing.net/ similar goals
> http://www.pontarius.org/pontarius-0-1-features-draft/
> http://pagekite.net/
> http://wiki.daviddarts.com/PirateBox
> http://netsukuku.freaknet.org/
> http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/desktopcouch
> http://wiki.virtualsquare.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
> http://www.telematicsfreedom.org/en/projects/freedom-box
> http://fdmbx.net/
> http://code.google.com/p/phantom/
> https://guardianproject.info/
> http://nlnet.nl/press/20110414-serval.html

All excellent stuff.

For another list, check out
and the emergentbydesign.com blog in general. Great stuff.

Also check out the nextnet mailing list at

Great times ahead!

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

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