PeerTube, a free and federated video platform

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Visueel van project PeerTube, a free and federated video platform
Voor €20.000
266 %
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

You did it !

<p>Thanks to each and every one of you, the crowdfunding's counter stopped at 53 100 € which represents 266% of its first goal !</p> <p>We would therefore like to thank you all warmly for supporting this really ambitious project.</p> <p><img alt="Peertube-posten-1531216287" src=""></p> <p> </p> <p>It is now our turn to uphold to our commitment to deliver version 1 of PeerTube by the end of October 2018, with the announced and funded features : </p> <p>○ Interface localization, to support multiple languages; </p> <p>○ Video subtitles, to facilitate video accessibility for diverse audiences; </p> <p>○ RSS feeds, to follow instances, users and channels through RSS protocol; </p> <p>○ Video import from URL (YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc.) or torrent file; </p> <p>○ Improved and advanced search feature; </p> <p>○ Video redundancy (to share bandwidth between instances or as fallback if the original instance is down); </p> <p>○ Subscriptions to users &amp; channels throughout the federation (for users to subscribe to whatever they want regardless of their instance federation settings); </p> <p>○ Other improvments to ensure software stability (bug fixes) and scalability.  </p> <p> </p> <p>We have one last practical thing to ask those of you who gave more than 25€ : the name we intend to use for the reward is the "Username" we'll find on your KissKissBankBank profile. You have until<strong> Sunday, July 15th </strong>to change this username as you want. We'll export all usernames on this day and it will appear on's "Hall of Fame" page and the readme/ files of the project.</p> <p> </p> <p>In France, summer holidays has started for many people including part of the Framasoft team. This means things will slow down a bit but, don't worry, the development will continue during this period and you'll be regularly informed of the progress of PeerTube, the software of which you are the heroes and heroines.</p> <p> </p> <p>The Framasoft team.  </p>
Wednesday, July 04, 2018

The Deluxe v1 is funded! Thank you!

<p><strong>\o/ What a wild ride \o/ !</strong></p><p> </p><p>Y'all did it, the deluxe v1 is funded and we plan to release it in October, 2018!</p><p> </p><p>It really warms our Freedom-Software-Lovers' hearts to see all the sharing, support and attention you're giving to PeerTube. So it's from the bottom of those hearts that we just want to say: <em>Thank you</em>!</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Peertube-45k-check-1530693456" src=""></p><p><strong>Ask Us Anyt</strong><strong>hing!</strong></p><p> </p><p>Today (July, 4th), we plan to answer your questions on an AMA (Ask Me Anything) hosted by the <a target="_blank" href="">r/freesoftware subreddit</a> (and we want to thank them for their kind welcome).</p><p> </p><p>You can already <a target="_blank" href="">ask your questions on this thread</a>, we will start answering at 2:00PM CEST (so 12:00PM GMT).</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Ama_english-1530694080" src=""></p><p><strong>It's not over yet! </strong></p><p> </p><p>We have until Thursday midnight CEST (so 10:00PM GMT) to keep on funding PeerTube.  </p><p>The next goal can seem unreachable right now, but y'all have surprised us before, so there is no telling what could happen in the next hours!</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Peertube-which-one-1530521664" src=""></p><p>Whatever happen, we can already tell you that every penny above the 45K € goal will go into making PeerTube the alternative we all dream of.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Once again, thank you all for you support, we will do our best to make y'all proud!</strong></p><p> </p><p><em>- Framasoft's Team.</em></p>
Monday, July 02, 2018

1 000 contributions !

<p>This moment is kind of magical :<strong> there are 1 000 of you</strong>, contributors of this crowdfunding for PeerTube ! Your support really warms our hearts. Version 1 is funded, for sure ! Now, there are <u><strong>only 3 days left </strong></u>for you to choose which v1 you want to happen.</p><p><img alt="Peertube-which-one-1530543842" src=""></p><p>There is 7872€ left to achieve the second level and thus make deluxe v1 possible. If we ever surpass the 45 k€ level, the prospect of a second version will surely take shape. Amazing, isn’t it ?</p><p><strong>The crowdfunding will end thursday 05 july at 11:59 PM (french time zone, UTC+01:00 (CET))</strong>. It is your final opportunity to contribute : one last time, we count on you to talk about PeerTube on your favorite social networks, to spread the word around you !!</p>
Thursday, June 28, 2018

What's new in the PeerTube community ?

<p><strong>You just hit 140 %</strong></p><p>Thanks a lot, this is awesome ! Let's make deluxe v1 - and its killer features - happen !</p><p><a target="_blank" href=""><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p>As a reminder, these are the features we're talking about :</p><p><em><u>Video redundancy</u></em>, between PeerTube instances, mean that PeerTube hosters with powerful servers and great bandwidth could choose to help smaller PeerTube instances, and make the Fediverse more united and resilient.</p><p><em><u>Subscriptions throughout the Fediverse</u></em> would be a great feature for video watchers: they could subscribe to whatever they want, regardless of the Fediverse setting of the instance where they made their account: it'll empower users' freedom.</p><p> </p><p><strong>A mascot for PeerTube </strong></p><p>Last week, David Revoy suggested to choose and draw a mascot for PeerTube ! He started by calling on everyone to choose an animal which will represent the software :  will it be a dog, a unicorn, a butterfly ?   </p><p><a target="_blank" href=""><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p>(<a href=""></a>)</p><p>After many contributions on Mastodon and Twitter, 3 cute little critters - the swallow, the owl and the octopus - were chosen and battled their way to first place.</p><p><a target="_blank" href=""><img alt="" src=""></a> (<a href=""></a>)</p><p>Apparently, many people supported the lil' octopus and David Revoy seems to have taken into account the main critic against it.</p><p><a target="_blank" href=""><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p>(<a href=""></a>)</p><p>We want to thank all the persons who took part to the votes and thanks a lot to David Revoy for his ideas and his designs ! These kind of contributions are really valuable for us, because this is project is all yours too.</p><p>To be continued...</p><p> </p><p><strong>In the developer's own words </strong></p><p>Last thursday, Chocobozzz, the PeerTube's developer, wrote two articles about his software on medium, here and here. The <a target="_blank" href="">first one</a> tells the story about the genesis of PeerTube : what are the purpose of the technologies used ! The <a target="_blank" href="">second article</a> is an answer to those who ask "Why should I feel concerned about PeerTube?". With this software, our aspiration is really to free everyone, from the sysadmin to the user !</p><p><a target="_blank" href=""><img alt="" src=""></a></p><p> </p><p><strong>They're talking about PeerTube</strong></p><p>Here is a selection of articles about PeerTube, that has been published the last couple of weeks.</p><p>For the french-speaking people :</p><p>- <a target="_blank" href="">PeerTube : une alternative libre à YouTube</a> – Le MediaTV (it is on YouTube for now but we are waiting for Le MediaTV to create their own instance !)</p><p>- <a target="_blank" href="">C'est quoi PeerTube, le logiciel qui se présente comme l’alternative libre de Youtube ?</a> – 20 minutes</p><p>- <a target="_blank" href="">PeerTube : Framasoft lance son alternative Libre à YouTube</a> – Mr Mondialisation</p><p>- <a target="_blank" href="">PeerTube, le YouTube libre, se finance sans peine sur Kisskissbankbank</a> – Clubic</p><p>For the english-speaking people :</p><p>- <a href="">PeerTube: A ‘Censorship’ Resistent YouTube Alternative</a> – Torrent freak</p><p>For the spannish-speaking people :</p><p>-<a href=""> Así es PeerTube, la alternativa de código abierto a YouTube que lucha contra la censura</a> – Redeszone</p><p>- <a target="_blank" href="">PeerTube: Una alternativa de código abierto de YouTube sin censura</a> – Linux espanol</p><p> </p><p><strong>We're counting on you !</strong></p><p>Thanks a lot for supporting this project, we're counting on you to keep spreading the word and make more people talk about PeerTube !</p><p> </p><p>The Framasoft team.</p>
Saturday, June 23, 2018

100% !!! You just gave PeerTube a future, but which one?

<p><strong>\o/ Thank you \o/</strong></p><p> </p><p>It's been a wild week, y'all went crazy and you made it happen: PeerTube v1 is financed, and we plan to release it next October.</p><p> </p><p>We are deeply humbled and thankful for all the trust, the sharing, and the kind words you showed us during this crowdfunding... that is far from being done!</p><p> </p><p>Indeed, we still have some days left to aim for a better PeerTube... to shape it's future beyond our wildest dreams!</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Peertube-45k-triangles-1527071472" src=""></p><p> </p><p><strong>Let's give PeerTube's v1 some killer features!</strong></p><p> </p><p>As one of y'all <a target="_blank" href="">commented on the crowdfunding page</a>: this is the real deal. Those features will be hard to code, but we know they are game-changers.</p><p> </p><p><u><em>Video redundancy</em></u>, between PeerTube instances, mean that PeerTube hosters with powerful servers and great bandwidth could choose to help smaller PeerTube instances, and make the Fediverse more united and resilient.</p><p> </p><p><u><em>Subscriptions throughout the Fediverse</em></u> would be a great feature for video watchers: they could subscribe to whatever they want, regardless of the Fediverse setting of the instance where they made their account: it'll empower users' freedom.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Peertube-federation-1529742207" src=""></p><p> </p><p>So here we are: <strong>PeerTube v1 <em>will</em> release on October 2018... but which kind of v1?</strong> It's all in the hands of each and every one of us.</p><p> </p><p>With all our gratitude and datalove,</p><p> </p><p>The Framasoft team.</p>
Thursday, June 21, 2018

60% and counting: y'all are amazing!

<p>Hello all!</p><p> </p><p>We... we just don't know what to say! The last few days, we've seen an incredible amount of pledges, nice comments and sharing about #PeerTube.</p><p> </p><p>We went from 40 to 60% of our goal in less than two days! Y'all really are amazing. On the other hand, Google is more "fascinating" than "amazing", and in a... very curious way.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Google didn't "do the right thing"</strong></p><p> </p><p>We've always known that Google is the best advocate <strong>against</strong> YouTube, and oops: they did again. From what we gathered, several YouTube channels have seen their videos deactivated because their owners forgot to agree the new terms and conditions, updated for the launch of YouTube Music.</p><p> </p><p>That proves, once more, how much we rely on their services and how dependent we have become.</p><p> </p><p>The silver lining is, some FreeSoftware developers such as <a target="_blank" href="">the Blender Foundation took this as an opportunity to try and install their own PeerTube instance</a>, thus shading some light on our software.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Blender_peertube-1529527212" src=""></p><p> </p><p>To the Blender Foundation: thank you, really, both for your amazing work on the Blender free software, and for trying and talking about the one we are developing.</p><p> </p><p>To anyone reading this : take some time to <a target="_blank" href="">watch videos on their PeerTube instance</a>, all those 3D animated movies has been made on the Blender free-libre software, and they are amazing.</p><p> </p><p><strong>PeerTube's destiny lies in your hands</strong></p><p> </p><p>With such a dramatic increase in the pledges, you give us hope. Not only do we hope to achieve the 20 000 € goal, but now we also hope we could go and reach those stretch goals.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Peertube-45k-triangles-1527071472" src=""></p><p>It's all in your hands, now.</p><p> </p><p>As a small French non profit, we know how to talk with the french-speaking, free-software-loving community. But it is very hard for us to make PeerTube known outside our borders.</p><p> </p><p>That's where you can make a difference. Talk about PeerTube on your social medias. Share the <a target="_blank" href=""></a> link to influencers you trust to care about a more ethical, community driven web.</p><p> </p><p>It's all in your hands, and we trust you.</p><p>-- The Framasoft team.</p>
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

#JoinPeertube: let's make PeerTube known around us!

<p>Hello everyone,</p><p> </p><p>And, first of all: <u>Thank you</u>! Because of each and every one of you, we're reaching the 30% bar, and that is a great start for a soft launch.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Why choose a soft launch strategy for a crowdfunding campaign?</strong></p><p> </p><p>Because we want to hack the way crowdfunding works! We wanted a tool to make PeerTube known outside of our french-speaking bubble, a tool that anyone can grab to contribute to its success.</p><p> </p><p>There is a web of reasons why we chose KissKissBankBank as our crowdfunding platform, that you can <a target="_blank" href="">read here on our forum</a>.</p><p> </p><p>...and yes, of course, we need money to develop PeerTube to its v1. But raising awareness, making this project known worldwide, seems more important than "just" raising money.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Peertube-freedom-anyone-1528893469" src=""></p><p> </p><p><strong>This is where <u>you</u> come in.</strong></p><p> </p><p>Because <u>you</u> are the best advocates PeerTube can dream of. You are trusted by a network of you peers, and if you take some time to talk about this project, you can shape its success.</p><p> </p><p>Here are a few examples of what yo can do:</p><p> </p><p>▶ Make original posts using #JoinPeertube and <a target="_blank" href=""></a> on your social medias;</p><p>▶ Share images from this campaign or <a target="_blank" href="">the "What is PeerTube?" video</a>: you are free to use them however you want;</p><p>▶ Contact your favorite medias, organisations, activists, influencers, etc. to let them know about <a target="_blank" href="">PeerTube</a> and the <a target="_blank" href="">#JoinPeerTube</a> campaign.</p><p>▶ Let us know how to improve our Frequently Asked Questions both on <a target="_blank" href="">the campaign page</a> and on the <a target="_blank" href="">JoinPeertube website</a> by telling us <a target="_blank" href="">on our forum</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Now, together, let's get into gear to make this soft launch into a great success!</p><p> </p><p><em>-- the Framasoft team.</em></p><p> </p><p><img alt="Peertube-joinpeertubeorg-1528893616" src=""></p>