[clug] FreedomBox

jhock at iinet.net.au jhock at iinet.net.au
Tue Apr 23 09:03:52 UTC 2019

No but...... Kontalk is a client to client social networking service that I believe can be easily set up on a server. They may wish to consider Kontalk.


On 23 April 2019 18:31:07 GMT+10:00, Kim Holburn via linux <linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>Has anyone here experimented with this? 
>> Put the internet back under your control with the FreedomBox
>> For less than a $100, you can have an open-source powered,
>easy-to-use server, which enables you -- and not Apple, Facebook,
>Google, or Microsoft -- to control your view of the internet.
>> On today's internet, most of us find ourselves locked into one
>service provider or the other. We find ourselves tied down to Apple,
>Facebook, Google, or Microsoft for our e-mail, social networking,
>calendering -- you name it. It doesn't have to be that way. The
>FreedomBox Foundation has just released its first commercially
>available FreedomBox: The Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Home Server Kit.
>With it, you -- not some company -- control over your internet-based
>> Want an encrypted chat server to replace WhatsApp? It's got that. A
>VoIP server? Sure. A personal website? Of course! Web-based file
>sharing à la Dropbox? You bet. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) server
>of your own? Yes, that's essential for its mission.
>> The software stack isn't perfect. This is still a work in progress.
>So, for example, it still doesn't have a personal email server or
>federated social networking, such as GNU Social and Diaspora, to
>provide a privacy-respecting alternative to Facebook. That's not
>because they won't run on a FreedomBox; they will. What they haven't
>been able to do yet is to make it easy enough for anyone to do and not
>someone with Linux sysadmin chops. That will come in time.

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