Welcome to my site!
I’m Rob van der Hoeven, a senior programmer from The Netherlands with too much experience. This site documents the building of my own FreedomBox. If you don’t know what a FreedomBox is please see About/The FreedomBox.
I have two motives for building of my own FreedomBox:
- I want one, and i want everyone to have one!
- Learning GNU/Linux. Until recently i have only worked with/on Microsoft software, but i really like the freedom that GNU/Linux gives it’s users. Building a FreedomBox looks to me an excellent way to learn GNU/Linux.
At this moment (April 2011) it is clear what a FreedomBox should accomplish for its users. Less clear is how a system with the desired functionality should be build. There are a lot of interesting mature programs that can be used right away. Other software must still be developed. All programs must work on very modest hardware. The software architecture of the FreedomBox has some very interesting requirements which i hope to fulfill with my design.