[Freedombox-discuss] Raspberry Pi Video Support

Chris Troutner chris.troutner at gmail.com
Tue May 6 20:11:02 UTC 2014

My (personal) idea of a "FreedomBox" is the suite of software built
and loaded onto a piece of hardware from the Freedombox 'package'. Not
necessarily Plinth, as that is just a configuration program, but
things like TOR, privoxy, JWChat, and other stuff like encrypted

I *really* like the stance this project has taken to use Freedom-maker
and Plinth to make the build and configuration as easy and painless as

My inspiration for this idea comes from the fact that I've tried to
describe Freedombox to my friends and family and haven't gotten much
of a reaction from them. They think it's a cool idea, but the
immediate benefit to them isn't apparent. However, they all get
excited by the idea of a media center... and wouldn't mind
contributing some network capacity to the TOR network while they're at

If xbmc and whatever other packages were needed to get a basic media
player running on the Raspberry Pi were included in the freedom-maker
script for that hardware target, it would make the Freedombox a much
easier sell to the common person. This same notion could be said for
the personal cloud storage, which I am also stoked to see being added
to the project. The benefit for the non-privacy-sensitive person is
clear and immediate, and would make adoption and proliferation of the
privacy-promoting software easier.

-Chris Troutner

*Jonas said:*

...but that's just me.  It really depends quite essentially on what you
mean by "FreedomBox", and I shall not judge you on that.

 - Jonas
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