This lightning talk from the recent 28C3 conference in Berlin is a general introduction and status update on the development of the FreedomBox project.
The FreedomBox is a personal server running a free software operating system and free applications, designed to preserve personal privacy by providing a secure platform upon which federated social networks can be constructed. The software for FreedomBox is being assembled by volunteer programmers around the world who believe in Free Software and a Free Society.
While the talk is a bit disjointed, and the concept seems like vaporware, this project is in fact the subject of ongoing R and D in the hacker community. A FreedomBox hackfest is scheduled for Presidents’ Day weekend (February 18-20, 2012) in NYC.
Check out the Freedombox website for project details.