I’ve been trying to figure how to wrestle my data away from free service providers like Google. There’s lots of great OSS out there like OwnClound but the barrier to wider adoption high. MiaB is awesome in that in really does try to simplify the process. I started a project I’m calling the Free Data Foundation with the goal of participating in, supporting and maintaining OSS projects that can entice laymen away from increasingly Faustian bargain of “free” SaaS apps like GMail.
I’m posting here because I would like to adapt MiaB to create a one-click node deployment in a TOR-like volunteer project. Volunteers can run modified MiaB deployments that act as centralized MTAs to a network of distributed MDAs. The distributed MDAs will be pre-configured Raspberry Pis that (initially) will contain Dovecot, OwnCloud, and Roundcube.
User’s sign up and get a mailbox provisioned (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org). A volunteer is running a MiaB node that uses a postfix transfer table to route incoming emails to email@example.com to the dovecot instance running on Joe’s RPi.
There’s a lot more to it, but that’s the basic idea. I’d love to hear the community’s thoughts on the idea and if anyone is interested in contributing, I’d be mighty grateful