FreedomBox - scratching someone elses itch
Today Sunday November 11th I give a talk at FSCONS in Gothenburg about FreedomBox.
FSCONS is an annual scandinavian hacker conference, with a very friendly attitude and atmosphere.
The FreedomBox is a project to help non-geeks care about their personal privacy when online, same ways as geeks have practiced for more than a decade.
The project is exciting in that is frames a common dream among lots of hackers and therefore sparks new innovation and renewed commitment.
The goal is frustrating to tackle, because us hackers most often solve problems close to ourselves (a.k.a. is driven by "an itch to scratch"), and only very few of us are interface designers, which are crucially needed to make things usable for non-geeks.