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☎ANNOUNCEMENT: #FreedomBox conference call!☎️

WHEN: Sunday, May 25th at 17:00 UTC

WHO: Our team, but anyone is welcome!

HOW TO JOIN: Using a Mumble voice over IP application, connect to server <http://fbx.freedomboxfoundation.org> using port 64738.

More info: https://discuss.freedombox.org/t/call-sunday-may-25th-at-17-00-utc/169
 
#FreedomBox in the news:

"Born in 2010 and improved constantly, FreedomBox is now an indispensable tool for Universities, villages, private homes, and whoever wishes to keep the Net free and safe throughout the world."

Read the full article here:
https://reclaimthenet.org/freedombox-is-a-personal-web-server/
 
#FreedomBox version 19.7 has been released. Due to the upcoming Stable release, our new versions will remain in the "Experimental" branch until July.

Highlights:
-Separate enabled and disabled apps
-Display port forwarding info for apps
-Updated translations for 7 languages
-10 people contributed

Release notes:
https://discuss.freedombox.org/t/freedombox-v19-7-released/148
 
☎ANNOUNCEMENT: #FreedomBox conference call!☎️

WHEN: Saturday, May 11th at 14:00 UTC

WHO: Our team, but anyone is welcome!

HOW TO JOIN: Using a Mumble voice over IP application, connect to server <http://fbx.freedomboxfoundation.org> using port 64738.

More info: https://discuss.freedombox.org/t/call-saturday-may-11th-at-14-00-utc/129
 
📺VIDEO: "Eben Moglen: Why Freedom of Thought Requires Attention"

"This is the intended goal of the little gesture I call FreedomBox: the manufacture of simple, inexpensive, self-administrating servers that we can hold in the palm of our hands...The software for FreedomBox is made everywhere from Hyderabad to Seattle"

(Talks about #FreedomBox at 36:03)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SKpRbvnx6g
 
#FreeSoftware has a lot of potential in the developing world.

In rural India, 12 villages use #FreedomBox to host free digital services. Activists have re-purposed old computers into FreedomBoxes, mounted them on posts, and served entire villages with free wi-fi and digital services.

These rural #FreedomBox networks got covered in the Times of India.

READ: ‘Every old computer is a potential server that can bring Internet connectivity to an entire village’

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/events/hyderabad/every-old-computer-is-a-potential-server-that-can-bring-internet-connectivity-to-an-entire-village/articleshow/67833580.cms
 
Eben Moglen in his keynote at #republica:

"The federation of all services is not an inconceivable idea....This is the intended goal of the little gesture I call #FreedomBox: the manufacture of simple, inexpensive, self-administrating servers that we can hold in the palm of our hands and distribute throughout the world like apple seeds."

VIDEO: "Why Freedom of Thought Requires Attention"

https://www.pscp.tv/re_publica/1ZkJzrgRrBwJv?t=29m43s
 
@privacytools

Thanks for the shout-out!

For anyone who is new to #FreedomBox, here are the basics:

WHAT IS A #FREEDOMBOX?
A home server system that empowers people to host their own apps and data on a server they own. It's designed to be easy.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The software is free forever, and the hardware is under $100.

WHEN CAN I BUY IT?
Now: https://freedombox.org/buy/
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When adding your FreedomBox as a device in other Syncthing peers, set its address like "tcp://njoseph.me" instead of "dynamic". This allows your Syncthing peers to directly connect to your FreedomBox avoiding the need for relays. It also allows for fast on-demand syncing if you don't want to keep Syncthing running all the time on your mobile devices.

More tips and tricks on my wiki
https://njoseph.me/mediawiki/FreedomBox/Tips_and_Tricks

Documentation
https://docs.syncthing.net/users/config.html#device-element

#Tips #FreedomBox #Syncthing
 
Just installed my #freedombox in an old rpi. So far, so good. Might stick with it for while
 
@paulakreuzer @eff @fsf @purism @torproject @kuketzblog @yunohost

Thanks for the shout-out, Paula!

If anyone wants to learn more about the #FreedomBox home server system, or even BUY one, check out our website:
freedombox.org
 
WHAT IS A #FREEDOMBOX?
A home server system that empowers people to host their own apps and data on a server they own. It's designed to be easy.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The software is free forever, and the hardware is under $100.

WHEN CAN I BUY IT?
Now: https://freedombox.org/buy/
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As a late birthday gift to myself, my #FreedomBox #Olimex server was delivered 😎
#decentralization #privacy
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#FreedomBox software version 19.6 has been released. Due to the upcoming Stable release, our new versions will remain in the "Experimental" branch until July.

Highlights:
-i2p: Enable new application for I2P Anonymity Network
-Updated translations for 4 languages
-9 people contributed

Full release notes:
https://discuss.freedombox.org/t/freedombox-v19-6-released/86
 
We learned a lot at #LinuxFest this weekend. Thanks to the conference organizers!

We loved hearing from the audience at our session about #FreedomBox and Personal Autonomy. We also loved learning more about other projects, like @mozilla's WebThings Gateway (shout-out to @jaller94 for his talk about re-claiming his IoT data!)

We can't wait until next year!
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Setting up the FreedomBox Pioneer edition at home! :blobaww:

#FreedomBox
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"Some may doubt that the supremacy of Facebook and Google can ever be broken. But people thought Myspace and AltaVista were similarly unbeatable...It’s happened before, and it can happen again," says Glyn Moody in his article about #FreedomBox.

Right on.

Read his full article:
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/04/how-to-use-a-freedombox-to-regain-control-of-your-online-privacy/
 
We are at the #LinuxFest Northwest conference today!

In a few hours, one of our staff members will be delivering a presentation about #FreedomBox:

"Personal Autonomy and Multi-Device Computing: Using FreedomBox to Build Your Cloud"

Details here: https://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org/conferences/2019/program/proposals/197

#lfnw #LinuxFestNorthwest
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Even 5 years ago when I first started playing with #FreedomBox, I was amazed by its polish and seamless functionality. By creating a single account on the box, you immediately get access to a personal blog, wiki, chat account, feed reader, VPN, and much more.

It is not perfect I know, but it has a solid offering across a broad range of applications that I haven't seen anywhere else.

If you look for a polished and capable personal home server, I highly recommend FreedomBox.

I wish @freedomboxfndn a lot of luck and success. Keep up the great work, please!
 
🚨WIN A FREEDOMBOX🚨

@olimex is generously raffling off a FREE Pioneer Edition #FreedomBox kit!

To enter, toot @olimex by Monday and say what new feature you want to see in the FreedomBox software OR the Pioneer Edition hardware kits.

Read the details: https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/04/26/participate-in-our-weekend-brainstorm-discussion-and-you-have-chance-to-win-pioneer-freedombox-hsk/
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GOOD NEWS: #FreedomBox is back on the front page of Hacker News!!! 🎉🎉🎉

We are currently rated the 14th top news item. The ZDNet article about the new #FreedomBox product is the discussion topic of the thread.

Check out the thread AND give it an upvote! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19735676
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You've all heard that it is now possible to buy a #FreedomBox from @olimex. But what if you want to test FreedomBox on a VM before buying?

Good news: a journalist has written excellent instructions for this.

READ: "How to run FreedomBox as a VirtualBox VM"
https://tek.io/2ViIzzB
 
☎ANNOUNCEMENT: #FreedomBox conference call!☎️

WHEN : Sunday, April 28th at 17:00 UTC

WHO: Our team will be on the call, but all are welcome!

HOW TO JOIN: Using a Mumble voice over IP application, connect to server <http://fbx.freedomboxfoundation.org> using port 64738.

More info:
https://discuss.freedombox.org/t/call-sunday-april-28th-at-17-00-utc/74
 
ARTICLE: BeInCrypto has covered the new #FreedomBox product:

"In light of increased attacks on centralized internet databases, even the mainstream public is growing concerned..."

READ: New Private Server Device Showcases Push Towards a Decentralized Internet
https://beincrypto.com/new-freedombox-private-server-device-showcases-push-towards-a-decentralized-internet/
 
ICYMI: ZDNet published an exclusive story by veteran journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols about the launch of the Pioneer Edition #FreedomBox.

"We can, in short, rebuild the internet so that we, and not multi-billion dollar companies, are in charge," says Vaughan-Nichols.

Read the full article:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/put-the-internet-back-under-your-control-with-the-freedombox/
 
ICYMI: ZDNet published an exclusive story by veteran journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols about the launch of the Pioneer Edition #FreedomBox.

"We can, in short, rebuild the internet so that we, and not multi-billion dollar companies, are in charge," says Vaughan-Nichols.

Read the full article:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/put-the-internet-back-under-your-control-with-the-freedombox/
 
Idea on how to I'm going to use my #freedombox
-set it up as router (Ethernet to WiFi)
-install pi-hole on it, as DHCP server
-Tor relay on it
-onion service to access Nextcloud (?), And rsync backups to it (?)

Do you have freedombox? How do you use yours?
 
NEWS: Linux journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols had an exclusive interview with Eben Moglen about the new #FreedomBox product.

Here's some of what Moglen had to say:

"Concentration of technology is a surprising outcome of cheap hardware and free software...We can undo this. We can make it possible for ordinary people to provide internet services..."

Read the full article:
https://zd.net/2DmqnL9
 
After years of successful software development, the FreedomBox Foundation is proud to announce that sales of the first commercially available #FreedomBox have launched.

READ: "Announcing the Launch of Sales of Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Home Servers"

https://freedomboxfoundation.org/news/launching_sales/
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BREAKING NEWS: SALES OF FREEDOMBOX HAVE LAUNCHED

@olimex is selling the first commercially available FreedomBox. In other words, they are selling the ability to democratize the internet. #BeAPioneer and buy a #FreedomBox today.

Order: https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/Home-Server/Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK/
 
When someone has broken as many software installations as I have, it's common to be skeptical of the "click it and trust that it works" mentality, but that's what I've experienced while using #FreedomBox @freedomboxfndn. It's fantastic that you've partnered with @olimex and their LIME2! Great job!
 
When someone has broken as many software installations as I have, it's common to be skeptical of the "click it and trust that it works" mentality, but that's what I've experienced while using #FreedomBox @freedomboxfndn. It's fantastic that you've partnered with @olimex and their LIME2! Great job!
 
#FreedomBox has many features. But it doesn't have every feature you might want. No problem--you can customize your #FreedomBox by installing software which is already in our Debian repositories!

One user wanted to use his FreedomBox as a 2 TB NAS. So he added a feature to make that possible! Details below.

How to install a Samba server on FreedomBox by Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona:
http://jgbarah.github.io/Notes/freedombox.html#installing-a-samba-server
 
#FreedomBox software version 19.5 has been released to Experimental. Due to the upcoming Stable release, our updates will remain in the "Experimental" branch until July.

Highlights:
-Storage: updated method to list disks and disk space usage
- Updated translations for Russian and German
-7 people contributed

Full release notes:
https://discuss.freedombox.org/t/freedombox-v19-5-released/58
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☎SATURDAY: #FreedomBox community conference call!☎️

WHEN : Saturday, April 13th at 14:00 UTC

HOW TO JOIN: Using a Mumble voice over IP application, connect to server <http://fbx.freedomboxfoundation.org> using port 64738.

WHO: All are welcome! Join us!

More info: https://discuss.freedombox.org/t/call-saturday-april-13th-at-14-00-utc/56
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"We have evidence that the so-called 'free' services provided by corporate tech giants has had a negative effect on democracy..."

This superb article describes #FreedomBox with admirable clarity.

READ: "Decentralizing the Web with FreedomBox" by James Pemantell
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/decentralizing-web-freedombox-james-pemantell/
 
Story in Russia's critical newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, promotes technological freedom and #FreedomBox.

A translated excerpt: "From the moment the FreedomBox appears in your home, you become the owner of wealth...In a small computer lies a whole philosophy"

https://www.novayagazeta.ru/articles/2019/04/05/80106-korobochka-svobody
 
On my list of things to do, setting up a #FreedomBox @freedomboxfndn is pretty high priority right now.
 
If you want to create your own chat server using #FreedomBox, you can do it!

We made a video tutorial to show you how. Just follow the steps!

📺FreedomBox Tutorial: Setting Up a Chat Server with Matrix and Riot
https://peertube.mastodon.host/videos/watch/18d46a5f-ec0b-4e70-809b-24c5c34e8d65
 
#FreedomBox software version 19.4 has been released to Experimental. Due to the upcoming Stable release, our updates will remain in the "Experimental" branch until July.

Highlights:
-8 updates to apps and features
-7 languages got updated translations
-10 people contributed

Full release notes: https://discuss.freedombox.org/t/freedombox-v19-4-released/36
 
♲ FreedomBox ([email protected]):
Did you know that #FreedomBox offers a one-click install of @matrix?

#Matrix is software for messaging and VoIP. #FreedomBox installs #Matrix for you and helps you configure it.

#Matrix hosts your chat rooms, which support conference calls and video calls! Just connect with the #Riot chat app. Riot has a beautiful UI!

Do you want to use #Matrix on your #FreedomBox? What better way to connect with friends than #Riot?

Let us know what you think!



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@debian That donation is nice, but the real surprise is where it comes from: a project that aims to be a decentralized, permissionless naming protocol – How cool is that!?! 😱 #FreedomBox could need something like that.
 
We now offer a live demo of #FreedomBox!🎉🎉🎉

The demo is a custom version of FreedomBox which comes with a few apps pre-configured and automatically resets itself every 30 minutes. Hop on the demo server and try it out!

Demo: https://freedombox.org/demo/
 
Sign up for the new FreedomBox Forum!

Our forum will be the new home of discussions about #FreedomBox. It will be used for four things:
-Technical support
-Collecting feedback
-Making announcements
-Discussing development

Check it out:
https://discuss.freedombox.org/
 
@switchingsocial

Thanks for the shoutout! Your support has brought us a lot of new followers over the past few months. We appreciate it! 😊

And for anyone interested, we recently announced a purchasable #FreedomBox home server. Sales launch soon!

Order page: https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/Home-Server/Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK/
 
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