FreedomBox – your private Box of Freedom for Decentralizing the Internet and keeping your privacy away from the Big Brother


We are pleased to announce that Pioneer-FreedomBox Home Server Kit is now in stock.

You can read more about how FreedomBox free open source software project started in the FreedomBox Foundation press release.

FroodomBox software is developing 8 years and got lot of coverage in USA, India, Russia:

Olimex’s OLinuXino Open Source Hardware Linux Single Board Computers are natural match for FreedomBox Free Open Source Software.

We are very proud that we have been selected by FreedomBox Foundation for Hardware manufacturing partner of Pioneer-FreedomBox Home Server Kit.

What makes OLinuXino LIME2 good platform for Home Server Kit is:

  • The Low Power ARM Dual core Cortex-A7 processor running blob free mainline Linux;
  • Native SATA interface for connecting external SATA HDDs with power supply backup;
  • LiPo battery UPS power backup supply with Power Management Unit and Stepp Up convertors which allow Pioneer-FreedomBox-HSK to run 4-5 hours on battery;
  • Metal enclosure;
  • power supply adapter with plug adapters for EU, US, UK power supply sockets;
  • 32GB micro SD-card for file storage;

What do you get with FreedomBox is:

  • Tor browser
  • Private encrypted file sharing
  • Private encrypted chat
  • Peer to Peer file sharing
  • Voice chat
  • Web proxy
  • Virtual Private Network
  • IRC client
  • Private Calendar and Address book
  • File synchronization
  • Distributed File Storage
  • Your own hosted Wiki and Blog

All these features are made configurable with simple mouse click:

Screenshot from 2019-03-27 16-01-05


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jonassmedegaard
    Apr 22, 2019 @ 19:36:51

    Yes, this is a big moment for the FreedomBox project: Actually being able to buy as a turnkey solution in a shop!

    That the first shop became Olimex itself is – I believe – thanks to the featue set and quality of the Lime2 board, offering a nice box for it, and quite crucially that the board is Open Source Hardware!

    In our tracking sensible options at Lime2 sticks out as the only(!) Open Source Hardware product in its category.

    Thanks a lot for the high quality products at Olimex, and for the high level of transparency and copyleft licensing.


  2. OLIMEX Ltd
    Apr 23, 2019 @ 10:39:46



  3. Khalil Gibran
    Apr 26, 2019 @ 11:44:58

    You mention ‘Which respects your privacy’ this is almost similar to FSF RFY – Respects your freedom tag, do you plan to get this certified? I know you claim it is blob free, but certifying it from FSF/GNU would carry more weight.


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 11:53:40

      It’s in our TODO list


    • Bill Gates
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 13:21:39

      The FSF primary intension is NOT to protect our “privacy” but “freedom of the software” .
      “Privacy” & “Security” are something different than “freedom of software”
      If “privacy” was their main goal, then they shouldn’t promote “systemd” in the first place. this piece of software threatens our privacy, but they don’t care
      because it’s “open source”…….
      their official response was: ” systemd is open source so what are complaining about?”
      So lesson learned: open source = not guarantee that it is also safe for our privacy
      and the FSF is no guarantee that they are to protecting our privacy…


      • Khalil Gibran
        Oct 13, 2019 @ 19:40:07

        Systemd has its own criticism, still it is not closed source software and as long as it remains open source, the public at large can review the source code.

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  5. Nate Bargmann
    May 05, 2019 @ 15:30:42

    I ordered my Pioneer HSK the early morning hours of 30 April Olimex time. Due to a stated holiday on 30 April, the package left Sofia 1 May and between DHL and USPS the package arrived here just after noon on 3 May. That is service!

    I also have a MICRO that has been in continuous service for over 18 months running WeeWX and processing the weather data. These are fine boards and am using the SATA interface on each, one of the few SBCs out there that provides this capability.

    I highly recommend Olimex products.


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