[Freedombox-discuss] Landing page content

sam at bristolwireless.net sam at bristolwireless.net
Sun Jan 17 16:31:48 UTC 2016

Hi all

> Less Thinking + Instant Gratification would steer visitors to recommended
> virtual hosts from our landing page.

That's a good idea to offer that as an option, or maybe a free 'live  
demo' page of the software running. Would that be hard to set up?

> Can we offer instant gratification by pointing to virtual hosts that would
> run a FreedomBox for, say, $5/mo?

I must admit I don't quite see the point of deploying to the 'cloud'  
Are we not just replicating the existing cloud services at that point?  
Why should I trust webhost xyz to give me genuine Debian when they  
could just as easily be providing me with 'NSA backdoored Debian'?



> On Friday, January 15, 2016, <sam at bristolwireless.net> wrote:
>> Hi all
>> if it looks complex, then this purpose
>>> is not fullfilled.
>> I agree. Don't make me think
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Make_Me_Think
>> In this case, the simplest thing would be a 'buy now' button that took the
>> user to Amazon. Like this:
>> http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aws/cart/add.html?AssociateTag=howtosurvivet-21&ASIN.1=B019FUVHHA&Quantity.1=1&ASIN.2=B00KGRKB9M&Quantity.2=1&ASIN.3=B009AYVNMQ&Quantity.3=1&ASIN.4=B00HVEZFXA&Quantity.4=1&ASIN.5=B00CKQU6ME&Quantity.5=1
>> This is an affiliate link and I'd earn a small amount of money from Amazon
>> if a user brought this stuff. In this particular case, I also happen to be
>> the vendor of the Freedombox SD card. (I know the SD card is unavailable -
>> I'll get around to fixing it soon)
>> What I think would be useful is if people on this list started selling
>> Cubietruck SD cards configured with the Freedombox ISO via Amazon. Amazon
>> will drop ship them, so you'd just need to ship them 10-20 cards at a time
>> when they notify you that they are down to 5 or so. It would be great If a
>> few other people started providing SD cards in the US etc.
>> Freedombox foundation could set up as an affiliate and earn a few quid
>> every time someone brought all the components via a click from the
>> Freedombox site.
>> I think listing all the functions/roles of FreedomBox will
>>> confuse/distract the user.  It is better to talk about at most 3-5
>>> functions and say 'many more'.
>> +1 for me the killer apps are personal cloud (Owncloud) plus Adblocking.
>> Plus some other stuff if you are interested and geeky.
>> I also hope that farming Safecoins will give users more impetus to run a
>> personal server, and that the Safe network will provide them with a
>> mechanism to back up all their stuff. In the longer term, I think the Safe
>> network could disrupt the whole game, but that remains to be proven at this
>> stage. Ref: http://maidsafe.net/
>> Thanks
>> Sam
>> My site selling Freedomboxes/ Safe network Vaults is here:
>> http://safenetworkbackup.com/ If I ever make any profit off it
>> (doubtful!) I'll donate 10% of the profits to Freedombox foundation, along
>> with 10% to the Maidsafe foundation.
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