[Freedombox-discuss] arkOS

Markus Sabadello markus.sabadello at elevate.at
Wed Nov 20 20:31:29 UTC 2013

On 20.11.2013 17:11, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Markus Sabadello (2013-11-17 16:29:41)
>> Here's an interview where [Jacob] talks about the project, and about 
>> differences to FreedomBox: 
>> http://redecentralize.org/interviews/2013/09/12/05-jacob-arkos.html
> Here's a transcript of the comparison at 00:15:30-00:16:30:
>> With arkOS I am really trying to focus on just self-hosting at the 
>> moment. Being able to easily install and manage this content by 
>> oneself, and that's the first goal. We won't go on to anything else, 
>> until we get that goal complete and working well.
>> Freedombox [...] basically designed to do a lot of the thing that 
>> arkOS does, but it also puts a focus on internetworking between 
>> devices, creating sort of - as I understand it - a mesh topology 
>> between the different devices, rather than doubly relying on the 
>> internet that we use everyday.  That's something that arkOS might 
>> consider doing in the future, but like I said, we wanna do one thing 
>> well first before we even consider moving on or creating mutual 
>> strains.
> I agree with Jacob that it makes best sense to make each independent box 
> working dead user-friendly first, before tackling the added challenge of 
> collaboration across boxes!

Absolutely. However I think there's also a widespread misconception that
FreedomBox is mostly about networking (mesh, Tor, VPN, etc.), when in
fact self-hosting your data is in fact also one of its major goals.


>  - Jonas
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