Awesome night at BALug presenting FreedomBox

Last night I was lucky enough to talk to great people at the Bay Area Linux User Group. The group meets in a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Good food, nice bar (I had a Campari with Soda, inspired by an Italian-American fellow GNU/Linux user) and great company. There were about 20 people so we met to talk in the bar after dinner. No fancy projectors to hook my computer to but luckily I brought my slides with notes printed.

We had a nice conversation around privacy, hardware specs of the DreamPlug, the status of ARM Linux, the choice of Debian and more.

I pitched the idea to start developing a mobile app to exchange private information and OpenPGP fingerprints and got at least one person interested in going to the Hackaton in Mountain View this weekend. If you’re interested to join the effort let me know. To keep in touch with FreedomBox Foundation’s activities check the discuss page.




  1. Definitely a straightforward but immensely OPTIMISTIC FreedomBox presentation…. the optimism is contagious πŸ™‚
    Thanks for this, and for stimulating some really useful active discussion and possible recruitment. Let’s all hope that DreamPlug will speedily come way down from its current $149.99 purchase price.

    Grazie Stefano!