[Freedombox-discuss] Quick report from GETD

Markus Sabadello markus at projectdanube.org
Sun Apr 5 13:58:55 UTC 2015

Am 4/5/2015 um 2:36 AM schrieb Melvin Carvalho:
> On 5 April 2015 at 05:28, Markus Sabadello <markus at projectdanube.org
> <mailto:markus at projectdanube.org>> wrote:
>     We used Henry's server: https://github.com/read-write-web/rww-play
>     It seems a bit heavy for a little box and could probably be
>     optimized a bit, but in general it worked very well for us.
>     I am interested in trying GOLD as well! They should be compatible,
>     right..
> Thanks, I know that repo. 
> Yes GOLD is compatible with LDP.  It passes all the tests on the
> spec.  For those that dont know LDP stands for "Linked Data
> Platform".  Linked Data is pseudonym for semantic web / web of data /
> web3.0 etc.  The "Platform" is essentially a web server that exposes a
> file server to the web, with some meta data, modeled on the UNIX
> principles.  It became a W3C recommendation about 1 month ago, and has
> about 10 different implementations, and an interoperability test suite.
> GOLD it also has a few other features such as support for websockets,
> to allow realtime updates, modular authentication, access control
> lists and JSON LD.  In some sense it's pre guessing what will go into
> the next version of the spec, but given that it's coming from Tim
> Beners-Lee's team at MIT, and Tim is director of the W3C those guesses
> should be quite good ones.
> GOLD was a complete rewrite of the PHP version, written in Go for
> performance and async properties.  It runs on a raspberry pi quite
> well Im told.  We're starting to see the first alpha apps for this
> platform, and Im encouraged.  Apps are generally modular 100% client
> side JS apps, that can run from any location, including your own
> storage / file system, giving you extra control and freedom.  We'd
> like to converge with friendly projects such as unhosted and owncloud,
> and communication channels are open, but realistically convergence
> takes time. 
> One thing I have not worked out for freedombox is how to connect my
> storage to the web e.g. using dynamic dns over https.  If anyone has a
> solution to this, or any ideas, I'd be interested to hear.

We re using PageKite, FreedomBox already supports that.
And once Let's Encrypt is ready, https shouldn't be a problem either.
>     Markus
>     Am 4/4/2015 um 6:05 PM schrieb Melvin Carvalho:
>>     On 4 April 2015 at 20:17, Markus Sabadello
>>     <markus at projectdanube.org <mailto: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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