[Freedombox-discuss] Why plug servers and not smart phones?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Jul 15 14:54:38 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 04:48:26PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Hi Eugen,
> Quoting Eugen Leitl (2013-07-15 15:25:42)
> > On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 11:29:12AM +0200, Robert Martinez wrote:
> > > FreedomBox should be the server behind the services you use. Because 
> > > servers are where the main surveillance infrastructure lies.
> > 
> > Why "should"? What precisely is a server in a P2P cloud?
> There are several ways to avoid centralized services.  One is to host 
> services on decentralized servers, another is to avoid client-server 
> architecture altogether and use P2P architectures instead.  Yet another 
> is to completely avoid always-on networking and instead use sneakernet.
> The approach used with FreedomBox is that of decentralized servers.  
> Extremely decentralized: One server per user.
> So in the context of FreedomBox your question does not make sense.

My question was rhetorical, and directed to Robert's strawman.

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