What: FreedomBox Q&A and Hacking Session at Black Lodge Research
When: Tuesday, October 30, starting at 7:00.
Where: Black Lodge Research (BLR)
17725 NE 65th St A-155; Redmond, WA 98052 http://www.blacklodgeresearch.org/
Why: Nick Daly, one of the main people involved with the FreedomBox project, is in town this week. He's volunteered to give a Q&A and hacking session on the FreedomBox.
What is the FreedomBox?
In 2010, Eben Moglen proposed a challenge: to produce a computer network that allows people to communicate privately, securely, and freely. The FreedomBox project is a group of people who are trying to build a system that allows anyone, with or without technical expertise, to communicate with their friends and family, without relying on disadvantageous intermediaries.
Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP to blacklodgeRSVP@gmail.com to enable proper order size.
After a short intro, the tentative agenda is Q&A followed by a hackfest. The hackfest portion involves (1) helping people set up the FreedomBox VM images on their machines to test the system and (2) discussing or working on outstanding tasks for the FBX system. The event will end at 9:30.
Several FreedomBox projects could use your help during the hackfest.
There are new feature, maintenance, and documentation tasks for all of the FreedomBox projects including Freedom Maker (the image building tool), Plinth (the UI), FreedomBox Privoxy (the web-proxy), and FreedomBuddy (the resilient communication tool).
Laptops are recommended. DreamPlugs are encouraged. FreedomBox uses Debian for it's build environment. None of the above is required to test the system: the current FreedomBox image runs as a VirtualBox VM.
Sorry for the late notice for this event.