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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. and buy a today.

Order: olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/

🚨 REMINDER: SERVER DOWNTIME TOMORROW

On Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 02:00 UTC, the following sites will be offline for up to two hours for server maintenance:

freedombox.org
ftp.freedombox.org
ci.freedombox.org
freedomboxfoundation.org
mumble.freedombox.org

Thank you for your patience!

Details: discuss.freedombox.org/t/serve

version 19.10 has been released. Due to the upcoming Stable release, our new versions will remain in the "Experimental" branch until July.

Highlights:
-Updated listening and discovery for Syncthing
-Patched an issue with Radicale
-5 languages updated
-8 people contributed

Details: discuss.freedombox.org/t/freed

Are you sick of relying on big tech companies to chat with your friends? With FreedomBox, you don't have to!

This tutorial explains how to set up a chat server on a using @matrix and Riot.

📺 VIDEO: "FreedomBox Tutorial: Setting Up a Chat Server with Matrix and Riot"

peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

"The FreedomBox project is extremely valuable, not least as a proof that distributed systems can be built...But there is still much work to be done in addressing the massive threat to privacy that Facebook and Google represent simply by virtue of their centralized architecture and ad-based business models. More needs to be done on developing distributed services that users want, and which are economically viable."

Read @glynmoody's full analysis of :
privateinternetaccess.com/blog

☎ CALL: conference call!

WHEN: Sunday, June 23rd at 17:00 UTC

WHO: FreedomBox core team, but anyone is welcome!

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

More info: discuss.freedombox.org/t/call-

🚨 SERVER DOWNTIME 🚨

On Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 02:00 UTC, the following sites will be offline for up to two hours for server maintenance:

freedombox.org
ftp.freedombox.org
ci.freedombox.org
freedomboxfoundation.org
mumble.freedombox.org

Thank you for your patience!

Details: discuss.freedombox.org/t/serve

can help protect your data from being mined on the internet. But what happens when your data is mined in the physical world?

"Most of our concerns about privacy [can] feel theoretical at times. But there is nothing theoretical about Bluetooth beacon technology that follows you into retail stores [and] tracks your movement down to the meter."

Read the latest from Michael Kwet:
nytimes.com/interactive/2019/0

"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...What the brings to the table is the power to let almost anyone run their own server without being a Linux expert."

READ: "Put the internet back under your control with the FreedomBox"

zdnet.com/article/put-the-inte

Buy it Now: Pioneer Edition FreedomBox by @olimex

For €82 ($92), you get:
-Computer: LIME2 single-board computer in a CUSTOM metal case
-Storage: 32 GB SD card with FreedomBox pre-installed
-Battery: backup battery which provides 4-5 hours of power
-Cables: ethernet and power cords

BUY: olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/

version 19.9 has been released. Due to the upcoming Stable release, our new versions will remain in the "Experimental" branch until July.

Highlights:
-Introduced components for menus and shortcuts
-Added option to allow public access to Searx
-2 languages updated
-6 people contributed

Details:
discuss.freedombox.org/t/freed

Matrix version 1.0 has been released! We think Matrix is already so good that you could host it on a home server and use it to replace Whatsapp.

We even made a video tutorial!

📺 VIDEO: "FreedomBox Tutorial: Setting Up a Chat Server with Matrix and Riot"
peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

📺 VIDEO: "Verify GPG signatures with KGpg" by @njoseph

So, you downloaded the software. What next? You should verify that the file has not been tampered with!

This screencast shows you how to use the KDE tool called KGpg to verify the GPG signature of a file downloaded from the internet.

Verifying GPG signatures ensures that the downloaded file isn't broken or tampered with. It also proves that the file comes from the expected source.

WATCH:
peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

NEWS: now supports two new hardware models: the Lamobo R1 and the PINE A64-LTS single-board computers! 🎉🎉🎉

This means that we'll publish OS images for each of these two boards whenever a new version of is released.

Full story:
freedomboxfoundation.org/news/

Check out this interactive timeline of Facebook's history. You can see the trouble brewing from its early days.

Share this with folks who want to learn about Facebook's history. And tell them that alternative technologies are emerging! We can --one person at a time!

prettyzucky.com/

Support the project and buy a Pioneer Edition FreedomBox Kit!

@olimex sells a FreedomBox kit which includes

🔵 a LIME2 computer
🔵 a custom metal case with a laser-engraved FreedomBox logo
🔵 a high-speed 32GB micro SD card with the FreedomBox software pre-installed
🔵 a backup battery
🔵 a power adapter
🔵 an ethernet cable

You get open source hardware and free and open source software!

BUY: olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/

☎ANNOUNCEMENT: conference call!☎️

WHEN: Saturday, June 8th at 14:00 UTC

WHO: Our team, but anyone is welcome!

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

More info:
discuss.freedombox.org/t/call-

“Most of the services we have are meant to be federated. The net was designed for it...This is the intended goal of the little gesture I call FreedomBox: the manufacture of simple, inexpensive, self-administrating servers, " says Eben Moglen.

WATCH: "Eben Moglen - Why Freedom of Thought Requires Attention"
peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

In 2010, was born as an idea.

By 2019, FreedomBox was used in 12 villages in India and @olimex launched sales of the first FreedomBox product.

What happened between 2010 and 2019? Let us show you...

📺WATCH: The Story of FreedomBox (2019)
peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

FreedomBox boosted

Big round of applause for Marc Whipple for writing this excellent guide. It's easy for anyone to read and understand, which makes it one of the best pieces of technical writing we have seen about .

With supporters like Marc, we can empower anyone with our technology.

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