[Freedombox-discuss] Router/DSL modem, Utilite
cgw993 at aol.com
cgw993 at aol.com
Mon Aug 12 17:40:51 UTC 2013
I think they are focusing way too much on the price as opposed to freedom,
make a box that works, does what it was designed to do and people will buy
it. If it has any binary blobs or non free software, then that is a back
door or some other malicious feature. From the last video I watched, it
looks like the freedom box may have some binary blobs or non free software.
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On Behalf Of ST
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2013 5:43 AM
To: Jonas Smedegaard
Cc: freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org
Subject: Re: [Freedombox-discuss] Router/DSL modem, Utilite
On Sun, 2013-08-11 at 22:05 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting ST (2013-08-11 17:35:59)
> > 1. Does Freedombox aims to provide router/DSL-modem/WiFi-AccessPoint
> > functionality to plug computers?
> Not ruled out, but also not implemented by anyone yet, as far as I know.
> You are quite welcome to propose some implementation of such
> functionality. It does not even require any specific hardware to work
> on that: Just install a fresh minimal (i.e. no desktop or other
> profile) Debian system on any computer containing relevant hardware
> (dual ethernet, wifi etc.), customize it, and share your choice of
> package installs and changes to configuration files.
I have posted a feature request with couple ideas here:
> > 2. Do you plan to support this computer:
> > http://utilite-computer.com/web/utilite-models ?
> > Looks much more powerful and cheaper than DreamPlug.
> Several devices are cheaper an more powerful nowadays:
> What you reference is only "MSRP" which I guess is "Manufacturer's
> suggested retail price". Makes sense to consider only when actually
> available for sale!
I think it should be available for this price, at least if you buy directly
from them. They should start accept orders at the end of the month.
> Generally computers need to work with Debian, and preferrably they
> should use Open Hardware.
Utilite will be shipped with Ubuntu preinstalled.
DreamPlug does not seem to be open hardware.
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