[Freedombox-discuss] Quick report from GETD
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,
> 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.
> 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:
>> We concluded the GETD event this week:
>> 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  quite extensively lately, and am
>> pleased with the results. Would love to hear your impressions.
>>  https://github.com/linkeddata/gold -- GOLD -- Go Linked Data
>> 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
>> 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:
>> week I will be at the Internet Identity Workshop:
>> Freedombox-discuss mailing list
>> Freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org
>> <mailto:Freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org>
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