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[liberationtech] NYT: Eben Moglen Is Reshaping Internet

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Wed Feb 16 12:34:48 PST 2011


Yes, but associated costs are falling, so more feasible today...

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Steve Weis <steveweis at gmail.com> wrote:

> The Freedom Box wiki (http://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox) is scant on
> details and there are no files released on Alioth yet (
> https://alioth.debian.org/projects/freedombox/). It looks like there are
> images you can install here though:
> http://pagekite.net/community/DebianFB/ .
>
> I've seen at least a dozen related or similar project ideas proposed over
> the last 15 years. Most are stalled or abandoned, and none have gained any
> significant traction. I'm skeptical about Freedom Box's approach in general,
> but it is too early to pass judgement.
>
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 11:29 AM, <katrin at mobileactive.org> wrote:
>
>> So do we wonder all. Eben - explain, please?  Good angle on that NYT
>> story, though - now tell us the details? Thanks, and hope you are well!
>>
>> Best,
>> Katrin
>>
>> ------Original Message------
>> From: Nate Barthel
>> To: Katrin Verclas
>> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] NYT: Eben Moglen Is Reshaping Internet
>> Sent: Feb 16, 2011 2:20 PM
>>
>> Katrin,
>>
>> I can't for the life of me figure out how this would work.  Do you
>> have any more information?  It states that it is a small (deck of
>> cards sized) linux based server but these already exist (in fact I
>> worked with one around 2003). I don't see how this would circumvent
>> traditional ISPs unless there was an entirely different network being
>> introduced (e.g. mesh networking via RF).
>>
>> Just curious. Thanks!
>>
>> -Nate
>>
>>
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