[Freedombox-discuss] objectives

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Jun 8 18:37:16 UTC 2011

On 11-06-08 at 02:30pm, Les Orchard wrote:
> On 6/8/11 2:17 PM, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> >   We want to provide a way for people to share with others narrowly 
> >   or broadly a set of thoughts and media objects hosted on 
> >   infrastructure they own themselves and thus have ultimate control 
> >   over, as an attractive alternative to such sharing via popular 
> >   existing services that provide little control.
> +1 - To me, this is a good base to build from and can have a really 
> broad impact. Personally, I think the success of centralized services 
> like Twitter and Facebook are failures for advocates of a free and 
> open web, and something like this could help address that failure.
> >   We want to provide a way for people to communicate with each other 
> >   privately, minimizing their dependence on service providers, and 
> >   hopefully providing some resiliency in the face of service 
> >   outages.
> Though important, this feels like a secondary goal to me. It can be 
> made easier if we already have something to address the first goal. 
> There are other projects already working on anonymized, encrypted, 
> mesh-based networking - and I suspect something like a freedombox 
> could ride on top of those rather than focus on a solution of its own.

I wholeheartedly agree!

 - Jonas

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