[Freedombox-discuss] Let's decentralize: Hardware recommendations

f fgro at riseup.net
Tue Nov 3 17:53:32 UTC 2015

Dear Freedombox people.

A few weeks ago I had the honor to meet a Freedombox developer and
now I'm really eager to run an instance of my own.

As I understand Freedombox runs on any machine that runs Debian.

Nevertheless I really like the idea of using a single board computer due
to its low energy consumption and small form factors  (i.e. as
recommended on the Freedombox homepage Cubietruck / Cubieboard3).

Having never used such a device before what are your experiences in
terms of performance with these small machines? What do I need to be
aware of, especially when running  multiple services? As I would like to
run / help to get to run the Diaspora app on Freedombox I'm thinking
more power (cpu/ram) is probably better than less.

Also, is the following list still up to date and which one of these
machines can you recommend?


Another thing that is new to me is OpenHardware. What makes open
hardware open? The documentation? Anything in particular that I should
be aware of?

Thank you very much for you feedback.


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