[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox - "Danube Edition"

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Oct 22 10:32:18 UTC 2014

Quoting Markus Sabadello (2014-10-22 02:31:15)
> On 10/22/2014 02:06 AM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> Quoting Markus Sabadello (2014-10-22 01:29:15)
>>> So the message would basically be "you can get one, you can try to 
>>> use it and learn about it, but don't rely on it".
>>> I noticed you just discussed how FreedomBox was not ready for the 
>>> next Debian stable, but I think some people who don't know the 
>>> command line would still want one.
>> You think some people who don't know the command line would want to 
>> buy hardware to learn about it but not rely on it?
>> I think some people buy it but ignore the "but not rely on it" part - 
>> because after playing with it (i.e. clicked on the web interface - 
>> they don't know the command line) they conclude that if feels 
>> reliable enough despite the warnings.
>> I think it is a bad idea to sell something that is not yet ready, to 
>> someone who don't understand what that means: We are all so very used 
>> to reading and ignoring disclaimers.
> Thanks Jonas, I had the same thoughts and am also worried about the same
> things.
> Following your argument, I believe people outside the command line /
> hacker / developer communities could never use any security or privacy
> related tools, because they will never be 100% ready.

How do you measure "percentage of ready"?!?

Debian "release when reasy" and have a track record of reaching that 
point multiple times.  But perhaps your "Danube Edition" has different 
concept of "reeady" than Debian?

 - Jonas

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