Great privacy software exists. But what the world needs next is privacy infrastructure on which to deploy that software.
To make your own infrastructure, just install the free #FreedomBox private server system on a single-board computer.
We like the LIME2 made by Olimex. What single-board computer do you like?
Open source hardware--and great performance! The LIME2 is a favorite in our user community.
Thanks for sharing!
@noorul When you're getting enthusiastic about cheap open source hardware, you're not seeing the whole picture. The idea of the FreedomBox is great, but it would mean that people are buying yet another gadget full of sweatshop electronics. We need initiatives that recycle existing electronics, that give incentives to reduce use of electronics and that don't depend on people buying more gadgets and plugging another 10 Watt device to their power outlets.
@noorul FreedomBox should not stop advocating what they are advocating. But they should add a disclaimer to their statements, making aware of the problems that are involved with electronics in general. Same for olimex: Olimex should not stop selling great open source hardware, but they should start using fair and sustainable materials.
@noorul And that's why I say, there is work ahead of us. There are great organisations and great products. But, there is still a lot of things that can be improved. And we should make that clear when we are advocating stuff. Otherwise we will end up like all the capitalist silicon valley ignorants that don't see any ethical problems whatsoever in anything they do.
@noorul We are a regional group of activists in Germany belonging to the international NGO "attac". We currently don't have our own IT infrastructure on a regional level, but instead use IT infrastructure as provided by our national mother organisation. Our activism is not about IT (but about fair and sustainable politics and economics), therefore IT affinity in the regional groups is not sufficient for our own IT infrastructure.
@noorul In addition to that, I personally, in my private life, don't use any sbc. I have a ThinkPad notebook from 2009, no smartphone.
@noorul I used to have a Motorola Photon Q with CyanogenMod/LineageOS but it broke at the end of 2015 and my attempts at repairing it failed. So I donated it to an active user in an Android forum who used the remaining hardware as spare parts. At that time, I became more and more upset by the smartphone market that (until today) forces users to upgrade their smartphone hardware waaay too frequently. So I refused buying a smartphone and it felt quite good - less distraction in life, y'know :)
@noorul Yes, a feature phone (Samsung C5212). It's the one I used before I bought a smartphone for the first time. It's a pretty modern feature phone though (released 2009). I use it for listening to music, phone calls and text messaging.
@noorul As I said, I have been using my notebook for almost 10 years now and I don't see a reason, why I shouldn't use it for 10 more years. Can you imagine using one smartphone for 10 years? And that's the thing I hate about smartphones.
@freedomboxfndn I’m running LibreElec on an Odroid C2. I don’t actually have a FreedomBox server yet, but think I’d pick either the RockPro64 or new Odroid N2 because they have USB 3.0, hex-core CPUs, 2-4 gigs of RAM, and true gigabit Ethernet. That way, I can hopefully keep adding new apps without having to worry about running out of resources.
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