7 votes

The PeerTube content bootstrap fund

4 comments

  1. [2]
    VoidOutput
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    This is great stuff! I'd love to follow my favorite content creators on YouTube alternatives, however they just aren't publishing on any site that isn't YouTube or Twitch. I'm not even asking for...

    This is great stuff! I'd love to follow my favorite content creators on YouTube alternatives, however they just aren't publishing on any site that isn't YouTube or Twitch. I'm not even asking for Peertube exclusivity, just that the alternative be there. That's why a clause like

    You can only upload videos to PeerTube - not to YouTube or anywhere else.

    worries me somewhat. I'm guessing this will only interest content creators that are looking to get started making videos.

    The intent to boost PeerTube is commendable though.

    7 votes
    1. Bauke
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      Yeah, they specify that too:

      I'm guessing this will only interest content creators that are looking to get started making videos.

      Yeah, they specify that too:

      You must not already be regularly publishing content on another platform. We’re looking to fund new content creators, not existing ones.

      8 votes
  2. [2]
    moocow1452
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    I guess it's okay if whoever is given a grant is done at Sourcehub's discretion, but it feels like there should be a blanket No Nazis and Hatemongers clause to prevent the thing that came up with...

    I guess it's okay if whoever is given a grant is done at Sourcehub's discretion, but it feels like there should be a blanket No Nazis and Hatemongers clause to prevent the thing that came up with Lbry.

    2 votes
    1. cfabbro
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      Sadly Drew DeVault (founder of Sourcehut) is very firmly in the "not our responsibility" camp when it comes to preventing hatespeech in FOSS. He even vocally opposed gab being blocked by Tusky and...

      Sadly Drew DeVault (founder of Sourcehut) is very firmly in the "not our responsibility" camp when it comes to preventing hatespeech in FOSS. He even vocally opposed gab being blocked by Tusky and other mastadon clients. https://cmpwn.com/@sir/102294644733241052

      And even when he "retracted" his criticism of Tusky later (for taking so much shit for it), he still called it "immature" and "dumb". https://cmpwn.com/@sir/102295056315891368

      3 votes