[Freedombox-discuss] Quick report from GETD

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 01:05:52 UTC 2015

On 4 April 2015 at 20:17, Markus Sabadello <markus at projectdanube.org> wrote:

>  Hello,
> We concluded the GETD event this week:
> http://get-d.net/get-decentralized-san-francisco-bay-area-spring-2015/
> I brought several of my CubieTruck-based FreedomBox prototypes.
> It turned out to be not so much a hackathon with a lot of developers,
> rather it was a smaller gathering with presentations and workshops and
> people from various backgrounds.
> So unfortunately we didn't really get to work on any of the TODO items
> that Sunil has put together.
> German startup Jolocom <http://jolocom.com/>, who convened the event,
> showed a demo of a mobile app where you can navigate a distributed semantic
> data graph (using RDF / Linked Data technology).
> So we installed a Linked Data server on the FreedomBoxes, and that was the
> main focus of the event.

Sounds very interesting, thanks for sharing.  I think linked data is a good
match for freedombox.  Which server did you install, I've been testing GOLD
[1] quite extensively lately, and am pleased with the results.  Would love
to hear your impressions.

[1] https://github.com/linkeddata/gold -- GOLD -- Go Linked Data server.

> We also had participation from RiotOS <http://riot-os.org/>, with some
> discussion how data from the Internet of Things could be controlled via a
> FreedomBox.
> I also had the pleasure to meet with:
> - Greg who had introduced us to DNSChain
> <https://github.com/okTurtles/dnschain> on one of the recent progress
> calls.
> - Ranga Krishnan of the EFF, who pointed me to LEAP <https://leap.se/> as
> a candidate technology for secure messaging on FreedomBox
> - John Light who is working on a Bitcoin box
>  <https://bitseed.org/product/blockchain-node-developer-version/>
> So once again it seems clear how a FreedomBox can potentially be used for
> so many different purposes.
> Therefore I think the extensibility of Plinth and package management (as
> we discussed on the last call) is becoming more and more important.
> On Wednesday evening, we were invited to a party at the Internet Archive.
> I had the opportunity to give a talk about FreedomBox, see here for the
> recording:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YgOYjOGZuQ
>  <https://bitseed.org/product/blockchain-node-developer-version/>Next
> week I will be at the Internet Identity Workshop:
> http://www.internetidentityworkshop.com/
> Markus
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