Open Source, portable Filesharing-Network: PirateBox 1.0 Released

Vor drei Jahren bloggte ich über David Darts' Piratebox, ein mobiles Filesharing-Netzwerk, das unter Linux-Distributionen auf allen erdenklichen Kisten läuft vom Router bis Laptop läuft. Das Teil war damals noch ein Prototyp in 'ner schicken Lunchbox, heute haben sie V1.0 vorgestellt.

PirateBox is a self-contained mobile communication and file sharing device. Simply turn it on to transform any space into a free and open communications and file sharing network. Inspired by pirate radio and the free culture movements, PirateBox utilizes Free, Libre and Open Source software (FLOSS) to create mobile wireless communications and file sharing networks where users can anonymously chat and share images, video, audio, documents, and other digital content.

Simply turn PirateBox on to transform any space into an offline communication and wireless file sharing network. When users join the PirateBox wireless network and open a web browser, they are automatically redirected to the PirateBox welcome page. Users can then immediately begin to chat anonymously, post images or comments on the bulletin board, watch or listen to streaming media, or upload and download files.

PirateBox runs on multiple devices, including wireless routers, Android-based phones, single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi, and even laptops.

Introducing PirateBox 1.0