FreedomBox Home Server Kit for Decentralizing the Internet and keeping your privacy away from the Big brother is now in stock! https://olimex.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/freedombox-your-private-box-of-freedom-for-decentralizing-the-internet-and-keeping-your-privacy-away-from-the-big-brother/
FreedomBone has the net advantage over FreedomBox to support mail.
By reading https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/Home-Server/Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK/ I guess that I should try freedombone-main-a20-olinuxino-lime2-armhf.img.xz in https://freedombone.net/downloads/
Am I right?
@sylveon because it's ARM Low Power and consumes only about 1.5W of energy! Normal computers has 300-500W power supply. Being Low Power allow it to run 4-5 hours on small LiPo battery like having UPS.
@sylveon this is exactly what we proposed to FreedomBox developers and guess what? They said it's in their TODO list :)
@olimex ``Olimex’s OLinuXino Open Source Hardware Linux Single Board Computers are natural match for FreedomBox Free Open Source Software.''
How open is this open hardware?
My short story about the Raspberry Pi: when I found out that its processor is capable of decoding many video formats at the hardware level, I was delighted, but later I discovered many obscure things with licenses, versions and properties.
@olimex This part of the processor (GPU) turned out to be closely connected with all the charms such as closed drivers, suspicious blobs, etc. Is it worth mentioning that I still had to purchase licenses for a long time inoperable MPEG-2 patent anyway?
``Not sure if any gpu is included''
This is a novelty for me: so far, on the boards that came across to me, the main thing was the GPU, even the boot started with GPU, and the CPU is just a top-notch.
If this isn't the case then they really have reason to declare an open hw platform. It's good👏
@bootlin did wonderful job by opening the video decoding drivers for Allwinner VPU https://bootlin.com/blog/allwinner-vpu-main-goals-delivery/ but FreedomBox is not intended to be video player although hardware is capable. GPU in ARM is not used for MPEG decoding.
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