PeerTube, a free and federated video platform

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PeerTube, a free and federated video platform

<p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PeerTube crowdfunding is now over! Thanks to you, we have reached (and exceeded!) the level of the &quot;Deluxe&quot; version. If the project is of your interest and you were unable to make a donation during the campaign, you can still finance the project by directly supporting the non-profit organisation that publishes and develops this project by going to the following address: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Your donation will then be used to support all the association&#39;s projects - <a href="" target="_blank">and there are many of them!</a>&nbsp; - including PeerTube.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PeerTube is a practical answer to all video-tubes that centralize our data and attention. With it, videos can be hosted by the people, with the people, for the people.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">PeerTube is a software anyone can install on a server</a>, to get a data-friendly video-hosting platform, called a <em>PeerTube Instance</em>. PeerTube combines:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ A free-libre license, that guarantees code transparency and legally allows you to use and contribute to the software;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ A federation system, to widen the audience of the videos you host by syncing your instance with the ones you choose to (within the federation);</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ Peer-to-peer streaming, to make streaming resilient and fast&nbsp; when a video goes viral.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In November 2017, we raised donations from our French-speaking audience to help us finance PeerTube development and test PeerTube on a large scale.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Last march, we released PeerTube in public beta! Medias, collectives, video-makers and even cities... people already made <a href="" target="_blank">more than a hundred PeerTube instances</a> hosting more than 7500 videos!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>You can go and see by yourself the <a href="" target="_blank">JoinPeertube website</a>, a <a href="" target="_blank">list of all the existing instances</a>, the <a href="" target="_blank">software source code</a>... and even watch some videos on <a href="" target="_blank">Framatube</a>, our PeerTube instance!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Now, PeerTube both needs to come out of its French-speaking shell and lacks key features to become a practical alternative to data-centralizing video platforms. This is where you come in.</p>

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<p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Let&#39;s learn from the past mistakes... Today&#39;s video-platforms, such as Google&#39;s YouTube, Facebook Videos or Vimeo:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>○ Have a non-transparent closed-source code. No one but their NDA-binded employees can go &quot;under the hood&quot; to watch out for non-ethical code;</p> <p>○ Centralize our data and attention. Their advertisement-based economic model can only be fed by our privacy.</p> <p>○ Imply huge technical infrastructures. Their centralized video-hosting model can only be sustained by big companies. That&#39;s how they get to impose us their terms and conditions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>PeerTube is already (and legally) all yours!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We are not making <em>our</em> video-platform: we are creating a tool for <em>anyone</em> to make their own! <a href="" target="_blank">The Free-Libre software licence</a> attached to PeerTube is a legally-biding open contract.&nbsp; It allows anyone to use, study, adapt and contribute to PeerTube.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PeerTube gives you (or your community) the opportunity to host your own video-tube. You can emancipate yourself from data-centralizing and attention-craving platforms, without becoming another isolated video-website lost on the web.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you host, you rule: PeerTube Instances hosters can choose their own terms and conditions, moderation management, federations settings (what other PeerTube instances you choose to follow), etc. But remember: <em>with great power comes great responsibilities</em>!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If we have proven that PeerTube works fine, it still needs to grow into its full potential.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>20 000 &euro; goal: PeerTube v1, clean and simple</strong></p> <p><em>(note: &euro;20 000 ~ 23 450 USD)</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>With your help, we can get PeerTube to its first stable release, its v1, planned for October, 2018. You will finance the development of:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ Interface localization, to support multiple languages;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ Video subtitles, to facilitate video accessibility for diverse audiences;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ RSS feeds, to follow instances, users and channels through RSS protocol;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ Video import from URL (YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc.) or torrent file;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ Improved and advanced search feature;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ Software stability (bug fixes) and scalability.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Moreover, you can help us get this alternative known all over the world by sharing this page and inviting people to <a href="" target="_blank">#JoinPeertube</a>!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>45 000 &euro; stretch goal: PeerTube Deluxe v1</strong></p> <p><em>(note: &euro;45 000 ~ 52 800 USD)</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There are important features we dream of including into the v1. We hope you will contribute so far as to helping us finance:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ Video redundancy (to share bandwidth between instances or as fallback if the original instance is down)</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ Subscriptions to users &amp; channels throughout the federation (for users to subscribe to whatever they want regardless of their instance federation settings)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>75 000 &euro; stretch goal: let&#39;s pave the road to v2!</strong></p> <p><em>(note: &euro;75 000 ~ 88 000 USD)</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PeerTube isn&#39;t a quick and easy fix to data-centralization through video platforms. It&#39;s an alternative that will grow and emancipate internet users on the long run. At this point, your contributions will help us:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ Finance the development of a webapp that will be available on Android and iOS app stores;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ Contribute to the ActivityPub community. ActivityPub is the groundbreaking federation protocol that runs PeerTube&#39;s federation and also Mastodon&#39;s (a federated Twitter alternative);</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ Secure PeerTube&#39;s lead developer employment after the V1 release (oct. 2018);</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ Pave the road to V2, where our priority will be a plugin system to facilitate the development of personnalized features and displays.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We don&#39;t aim to make a profit out of PeerTube: we just want a sensible and practical YouTube alternative to come true, and be available for anyone.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here is how we plan to spend the money you will contribute to this project</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ 60 % on development and technical fees;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ 20 % on community outreach;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&bull; 15 % on communication (videos, websites, etc.);</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&bull; 5 % on contribution to the federation (ActivityPub, helping other instances, etc.);</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ 10 % on project coordination and logistics;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;○ 10 % on banking and crowdfunding fees.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We are Framasoft, a French non-profit</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Framasoft is a small French non profit of 35 members, including 8 employees. We define ourselves as &quot;a bunch of friends who want to change the world, one byte at a time.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Since 2004, we have been promoting Free-Libre software and its culture through practical and useful projects: Free-Libre Software directory and USB keys, a blog and a publishing house, etc.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Between 2014-2017 we raised awareness on data-centralization by big data companies with our <a href="" target="_blank">De-google-ify the Internet</a> campaign.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We showed that Free-Libre software-based services are an ethical alternative by hosting (and contributing to) <a href="" target="_blank">32 alternative solutions</a> to services like Twitter, Skype, WeTransfer, Facebook, GoogleDocs and even Minecraft!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>From 2017 to 2020, our roadmap is called <a href="" target="_blank">Contributopia</a>, and we aim to create alternatives thought &quot;out of big data&#39;s box&quot;, facilitate the hosting and spreading of ethical web services, and help the digital lives of anyone who wants a contributors&#39; society.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We are financed at 95% through individual donations (the 5% left being T-shirt and book sales).</p>

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