Saturday October 31st, 2015
The FreedomBox Foundation is hosting a Halloween hack-a-thon on Saturday October 31st at the offices of the Software Freedom Law Center from 10 am to 6 pm, near Lincoln Center in New York City. New and existing contributors will be getting together to work on our Debian-based privacy-respecting self-hosting software suite and wireless router.
Members of the FreedomBox core development team will be on hand to help new contributors get involved and to get some actual work done! We are going to be talking about:
We live in a world where our use of the network is mediated by organizations that often do not have our best interests at heart. To regain control of our privacy, the FreedomBox project is building an integrated suite of software that does not rely on centralized services. Of course much of this software already exists. We are hacking, tweaking, and molding it into a easy to use software suite so everyone can regain control of their privacy by running a FreedomBox at home.
Bring yourselves, your ideas, your PGP keys, and your Raspberry Pis (or other device you want to try FreedomBox on!) We will bring the pizza, over-caffeinated soda, and Halloween candy.
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, October 31st, 2015 Location: Software Freedom Law Center, 1995 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY
Email us at hackathon at freedomboxfoundation.org to let us know you are coming so we can be sure to order enough food and caffeine email.
October 19, 2015
Sunil is doing a presentation at the Software Freedom Law Center's annual conference on October 30th. He will be showing off the forth coming 0.6 release. (Look for the 0.6 release any day now)
The Conference is at the Columbia Law School on Friday October 30th. Sunil's presentation will start at around 2:45 pm. The Conference is free. You can find out more information about it at the Software Freedom Law Center's website
August 7, 2015
We are pleased to announce that FreedomBox version 0.5 has been released! This release comes 7 months after the previous, 0.3 release.
The FreedomBox version 0.5 is available here:
Before using, you should verify the image's signature, see https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Download for further instructions:
$ gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x36C361440C9BC971
$ gpg --fingerprint 0x36C361440C9BC971
pub 4096R/0C9BC971 2011-11-12 Key fingerprint = BCBE BD57 A11F 70B2 3782 BC57 36C3 6144 0C9B C971 uid Sunil Mohan Adapa <firstname.lastname@example.org> sub 4096R/4C1D4B57 2011-11-12
$ gpg --verify freedombox-unstable_2015-08-06_raspberry-armel-card.tar.bz2.sig freedombox-unstable_2015-08-06_raspberry-armel-card.tar.bz2
(Replace the file names with the version you download.)
Thanks to all who helped put this release together.
More information on this release is available on the wiki:
Major FreedomBox 0.5 Changes:
New targets: CubieTruck, i386, amd64
New apps in Plinth: Transmission, Dynamic DNS, Mumble, ikiwiki, Deluge, Roundcube, Privoxy
NetworkManager handles network configuration and can be manipulated through Plinth.
Software Upgrades (unattended-upgrades) module can upgrade the system, and enable automatic upgrades.
Plinth is now capable of installing ejabberd, jwchat, and privoxy, so they are not included in image but can be installed when needed.
User authentication through LDAP for SSH, XMPP (ejabberd), and ikiwiki.
Unit test suite is automatically run on Plinth upstream. This helps us catch at least some code errors before they are discovered by users!
New, simpler look for Plinth.
Performance improvements for Plinth.
Please feel free to join us to discuss this release on the mailing list, IRC, or on the monthly progress calls: