Our R&D focuses on the development of a physical network infrastructure called the FreedomStack. The FreedomStack is an outline of the physical and material aspects of a network, but their implementation does not necessarily ensure that the network is Free. Freedom on the FreedomStack must be ensured through a social and legal framework, such as the Network Commons License.
The Free Network Foundation is in the process of developing their own Free and open-source implementation of the FreedomStack. The FNF is also developing educational resources for implementing and maintaining your own FreedomStack.