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posted by janrinok on Sunday March 16 2014, @03:52PM   Printer-friendly
from the we-want-our-data-back dept.

Anonymous Coward writes:

""MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can install and run. Decentralization, (...) is the main goal of the project, one that is backed and connected to the GNU project.

So far, MediaGoblin has raised only $3,000 of its $60,000 goal, with the campaign set to end April 14th, (...) that is a date that is soon approaching. The first crowd-sourcing initiative was in October of 2012, so this is not the first crowd-funding initiative the project has launched. This second campaign was clearly spurred on by the PRISM revelations of recent past. Having not noticed any failures to meet 2012's funding campaign, it's very possible the team may reach their goal again, given the intensity of the subject matter."

 
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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by Appalbarry on Sunday March 16 2014, @05:53PM

    by Appalbarry (66) on Sunday March 16 2014, @05:53PM (#17221) Journal

    MediaGoblin also supports audio files, videos, books and presentations or even 3D-models and ACSII-art.

    Apple must be shaking in their boots!

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Ethanol-fueled on Sunday March 16 2014, @06:01PM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Sunday March 16 2014, @06:01PM (#17223) Homepage

    What MediaGoblin will do is not be nearly as bloated, bug-ridden, and annoying as the cancer that is iTunes; on any platform. So yeah, in that regard, it is impossible to outdo Apple, especially when you take into account Safari (again, on any platform).

    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Sunday March 16 2014, @06:23PM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday March 16 2014, @06:23PM (#17229) Homepage Journal

      Well, if the Goblin gets on with Tux, then he will have beaten iTunes and Safari. The last time that I thought I had a reason to mess with iTunes, it was necessary to install a Windows VM. Ditto with Safari. I have since deleted both VM's.

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