[Freedombox-discuss] Freedombox without box :-)

Luis A. Morán Morales moranmorales at gmail.com
Wed May 25 17:07:56 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-05-25 at 18:07 +0200, Mildred Ki'Lya wrote:
> On 9 May 2011 11:54, Gianluca Moro <giangiammy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > I was thinking about the possibility to have the "freedombox software"
> > package installed on a USB stick: a device not recognizable as a computer,
> > but with all the data and software needed to transform a normal Pc in
> > a freedom box ... a server which can quickly taken on line and quickly removed!
> Once we have a package called "freedombox", we could easily install
> debian on an USB stick with this package, et voila.


Now there's an exciting idea! We already have fully free distros like
Trisquel on USB cards, so wouldn't FreedomBox on a USB card be the/a
logical, practical step *towards* the stated goal of portable, low cost
device(s) enabling libre/anonymous/secure personal computing? A
FreedomBox USB card seems to me like the most practical and
immediately-useful thing for people who, as Moglen said, are making
democracy on the streets of their oppressive regimes. A "right now"
solution, if you will, which could save lives.

I remember watching Democracy Now interview the tech geeks in Libya who
set up Net comms with the outside world and was horrified to see that
they were using Windows XP. I almost yelled at the screen as if they
could hear me say, "Why are you using a a proprietary system that can
spy on you‽ Just get a GNU/Linux distro, please!!!"

Luis A. Morán Morales

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