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

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Mon Jul 15 18:20:25 UTC 2013

Quoting Eugen Leitl (2013-07-15 18:54:33)
> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 06:39:11PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > > My question was rhetorical, and directed to Robert's strawman.
> > 
> > My answer was blind to that strawman, targeted your posts, and 
> > addressed it as if your later post quoted above was related to your 
> > original question.
> Sorry, not parsing you here. FBX is P2P infrastructure, and as such 
> the only reason why FBX is not a good match for mobile alternative 
> Android distros is because there is no Android debian project.

Incorrect.  FreedomBox is a federated server, not a P2P system.

P2P is applications installed on user-facing devices, talking directly 
to similar applications on other user-facing devices.

FreedomBox is a server - i.e. applications (services) talk to similar 
applications and to *other* applications (clients) installed on 
user-facing devices.

Both FreedomBox and P2P are different from centralized servers, but in 
different ways: P2P puts all burden on the user-facing devices and 
requires redesigned protocols, whereas FreedomBox allows continued use 
of same client tools and protocols, just stretches federation to an 
extreme one-network-per-user structure.

 - Jonas

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