Freedombone Mesh is a wireless solution for autonomous or internet connected comms that can be rapidly deployed in temporary, emergency or post-disaster situations where internet access is unavailable or compromised
Mainstream software is so broken and the organizations that develop it so untrustworthy that we are reaching a breaking point. So you want to run your own internet services? Email, chat, VoIP, web sites, file synchronisation, wikis, blogs, social networks, media hosting, backups, VPN. Freedombone is a home server system which enables you to self-host all of these things. You can run Freedombone on an old laptop or single board computer.
Mesh networks are useful as a quick way to make a fully decentralised communications system which is not connected to or reliant upon the internet. Think festivals, hacker conferences, onboard ships at sea, disaster/war zones, small businesses who don't want the overhead of server maintenance, protests, remote areas of the world, temporary "digital blackouts", scientific expeditions and off-world space colonies.
If an internet connection is available then it can make use of that, but otherwise it can still work regardless of whether the internet exists. So it's not dependent upon ISPs and additional infrastructure other than USB drives isn't required.
Systems only need to be within wifi range of each other for the mesh to be created, so it can be an very convenient way to create a local communications network.
It will run a number of very useful applications such as:
Friendica - Federated social network system.
Hubzilla - Web publishing platform with social network like features.
Matrix - Multi-user chat with some security and moderation controls.
Riot Web - Web interface for the Matrix federated communications system.
Zap - Nomadic social network server
CryptPad - Collaborate on documents, presentations, votes and drawing while off the grid
Federated wiki - A new approach to creating wiki content.
GNU Social - Federated social network.
NextCloud - File storage, chat and video conferencing.
PeerTube - Peer-to-peer video hosting.
PrivateBin - Pastebin where the server has zero knowledge of the content.
Rocketchat - Non-federated chat server (x86 systems only).
And many more!