Linked by snydeq on Tue 31st Jan 2012 22:14 UTC
Legal With so many threats to a free and open Internet, sooner or later, people will need to arm themselves for the fight, writes Deep End's Paul Venezia. 'If the baboons succeed in constraining speech and information flow on the broader Internet, the new Internet will emerge quickly. For an analogy, consider the iPhone and the efforts of a few smart hackers who have allowed anyone to jailbreak an iPhone with only a small downloaded app and a few minutes,' Venezia writes. 'All that scenario would require would be a way to wrap up existing technologies into a nice, easily-installed package available through any number of methods. Picture the harrowing future of rampant Internet take-downs and censorship, and then picture a single installer that runs under Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux that installs tor, tools to leverage alternative DNS servers, anonymizing proxies, and even private VPN services. A few clicks of the mouse, and suddenly that machine would be able to access sites "banned" through general means.'
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by marcp on Wed 1st Feb 2012 07:43 UTC
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Actually, that thing is being produced as we speak ...
It's called "FreedomBox".

Besides, I don't get the autor. Why should you trust your freedom to closed source OS? it's like giving a dog to some crazy-ass violent maniac for a weekend.
It won't thrive

And, finally ... I don't think it's good to compare internet and iPhone jailbreaking. iPhone is closed, internet was always open. Even if some baboons [love this word] decide otherwise, internet is built on open technologies [unlike iPhone for that matter - we don't count OSS components but final product]

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