[Freedombox-discuss] Outreachy 15 Participation

Tong Hui tonghuix at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 07:19:25 UTC 2017

Hi all,

I just remove that idea, and may raise another one soon.

To applicants: please try Freedombox as much as you can, and try solve
some bite-sized issues in github issues, maybe you can give us some
idea for it, :)

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 2:32 PM, Joseph Nuthalapati
<njoseph at thoughtworks.com> wrote:
> Hi Bhavya Lahari,
> I'm glad to know that you chose FreedomBox plinth over all the other
> python/django
> projects out there.
> Let me start by setting the context of the project.
> FreedomBox is an effort to replace cloud services that mine our data and
> violate
> our privacy with a simple device that can host all the services that an
> individual/family or a community might need. As part of this vision, we
> focus on
> keeping the system administration or requirement of technical knowledge to a
> minimum. FreedomBox should ideally be as easy to use as any other household
> electronic appliance, like a set-top box, a router or a washing machine.
> Though a lot of the effort goes into eliminating the need for system
> administration, we still try not to disappoint the advanced users. We
> have an
> advanced system administration tool called Cockpit which will be
> integrated into
> FreedomBox soon. Apart from all the monitoring, settings and toggle
> buttons that
> it has, it also features a full fledged terminal. Any user that wants to
> edit
> configuration files can do so from the terminal. Here, I'm making an
> assumption
> that the users know how to use command-line text editing tools, which I
> think is
> a reasonable assumption, as any user that edits configuration files
> should be
> able to use a command-line text editor. Well, the point I'm trying to
> make here
> is that a web based text editor doesn't provide much value from a Plinth
> context. Even if we believed that we need it, we'll probably use an existing
> free software solution instead of building one from scratch.
> We have a lot of python/django work in Plinth and a lot of other stuff
> too from
> which you can learn a lot. I'm sure we can find some good feature for
> you that
> satisfies both FreedomBox's requirements as well as the outreachy
> program's (of
> which I don't know much about).
> Feel free to drop me an email if you want to meet me in person and
> discuss about
> this.
> --
> Joseph Nuthalapati
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