One of its goals is to provide easy access to distributed networks (such as GNUnet
), to integrate them further into the operating system and to make it easy to use them.
Because we are using GuixSD as a base, we can provide all the essential features of
Guix, such as: reproducible builds (providing a verifiable path from source code to binary),
declarative system configuration, transactional upgrades and roll-backs,
unprivileged package management, and more.
Another important ongoing work of a goal in Guix is to the reduction of the binaries you have to put unconditional trust into (read more about these bootstrappable efforts).
We like Remix and Sharing Culture, which is why we will make it easy to remix and remaster/customize infotropique OS even from outside of the OS with reproducible results.
Our system is currently developed in a two phase roadmap:
In phase one we will provide a build farm (for binary builds of software),
we will produce official system images (ISOs), create midweight persistent live variants, etc.
After a reasonable long testphase with binary distribution over GNUnet
(via gnunet-fs (secure, distributed filesharing)) we will enter phase two.
In phase two we will work on full scaled integration of GNUnet with the aim
to make large parts of our infrastructure optional. We imagine a distributed
community development where binary substitutes are provided by people all across
At the moment our plans are to offer support for the same hardware architectures
as GuixSD: x86_64, i686 (and aarch64, which is supported but
full support for GuixSD is being worked on).
infotropique is an international collective that works on distributed network technologies, with the focus to ensure and establish usability.
We recognized the potential of distributed networks for society and what they can be used for if they are effectively easy to use.
Reasons why we started this group include: