[Freedombox-discuss] objectives

Abhishek Dasgupta abhidg at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 05:40:53 UTC 2011

On 9 June 2011 04:08, Anthony Papillion <papillion at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Bdale Garbee <bdale at gag.com> wrote:
>> At some level of abstraction, yes it's that easy.  But my point with
>> this email was and is that it's time to move beyond the abstract and get
>> specific.  We need to replace "these components" in that sentence with a
>> list of Debian packages required, for example.
> OK, so I can totally get behind that. We're starting with software. I
> think that actually might be more sensible than starting with hardware
> and working in the software as it gives us more options now that I
> think about it. Thanks for the clarification.

Before that, someone has to decide what services should be there on
FreedomBox 0.1. If that is decided,
http://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/LeavingTheCloud has a good list of

These are the ones which I think are easiest to implement _and_ have
Debian packages right now:

scuttle (bookmarking)
dvcs-autosync (dropbox replacement, kind of)
ejabberd + jingle
davical/radicale (calendar)
ampache / mpd (music streaming)
mumble (group audio chat)
asterisk (VoIP)

Backup: there are a few options listed on the wiki, but I think
Deja-Dup is a pretty good simple solution on the client side.

Email: Numerous problems unless one relies on ISP to store/forward email.

DNS: another problem point, which is probably why all the mesh
networking stuff came up in the first place.


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