Partners: Network Managers

Network Managers are volunteers who lead networks of one or more FreedomBox private servers in their communities. What makes Network Managers different from other FreedomBox users is their leadership and relationship with the FreedomBox Foundation. Network Managers are pioneers: they bring FreedomBox to communities that need it and educate their colleagues about the importance of decentralized digital services and infrastructure. In support of their work, the FreedomBox Foundation offers free services and resources like consulting, special attention to patch and feature requests, on-site visits, and hardware. Network Managers may also collaborate and learn from each other's experiences.

To decentralize the web, the world needs early adopters who are willing to manage their own nodes in a decentralized network infrastructure. Network Managers use FreedomBox to build and lead their own nodes. They are the early adopters who will create a more free web for us all.

2020 Network Managers

Rohan Grey

Country: United States

Rohan Grey is a legal scholar whose research explores the law of money in the internet society. He is the President of the Modern Money Network, Research Director of the Digital Fiat Currency Institute, and Co-Principal Investigator at the Stanford Future of Currency Lab. He previously worked as an attorney for children, an elementary school teacher, and a professional musician. He studied law at Columbia Law School, the London School of Economics, and Cornell Law School.

Rohan’s interest in technology comes from his father, a scientist who later became a lawyer and helped draft telecommunications and broadcasting legislation for the Australian government. He later became passionate about technological freedom and privacy after studying with Eben Moglen at Columbia Law School. Today, he runs a FreedomBox at home to communicate with his family and friends, and advocates for FreedomBox through the various non-profit organizations and academic networks with which he is affiliated. Rohan began serving as a FreedomBox Network Manager in 2019.

Connect with Rohan: Personal Website | LinkedIn | Twitter

2019 Network Managers

Felix Freeman

Country: Chile

Felix Freeman is a Web Developer, GNU/Linux SysAdmin, Software Engineer, and activist who specializes in libre software. Felix has been active in the free software community for about 15 years. Starting in 2005, he began participating in the now-defunct GNUCHILE Foundation as an advocate, while also doing some software development. In recent years, he has helped to organize several free software-focused events, such as a Software Freedom Day celebration, the FLISoL (latinoamerican installfest), and numerous free software training sessions. Throughout his career, he has utilized free software to solve real problems. His professional experience includes administering GNU/Linux servers and distributed systems and developing a fair amount of free software-based web applications for a wide range of fields. Felix’s activism centers on the education of free software, free knowledge, and free culture, which includes technological empowerment, ethical hacker culture for novice programmers, and the development of technical skills for hardcore nerds. He is also an advocate of non-violence.

Felix originally became interested in FreedomBox because he was looking for a way to decentralize the internet. He runs a FreedomBox at home and advocates for FreedomBox through the various activist networks in which he participates. He uses FreedomBox as a live example of network infrastructure and a practical means to empower people to take control of their computing.

Connect with Felix: Personal Website | Business Inquires | CuatroLibertades Telegram Group

Becoming a Network Manager

Network Managers are appointed by the FreedomBox Foundation on the basis of the impact and quality of their work. If you want to become a Network Manager, please email with "Network Manager" in the subject line. The FreedomBox Foundation dedicates significant time and resources to Network Managers. Unfortunately, this means that appointments cannot be given to everyone who is interested.

Note: Neither the FreedomBox software nor the FreedomBox Foundation are endorsed by any of the institutions and organizations with which our Network Managers are affiliated. The individuals on this page represent only themselves.