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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: 3, Insightful) by stormwyrm on Monday March 17 2014, @01:03AM

    by stormwyrm (717) on Monday March 17 2014, @01:03AM (#17333) Journal

    What part of the term 'decentralised sharing' is unclear? From the website:

    MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.

    Obviously you don't want to publish your plans for taking over the world to the whole world at large. They might, you know, try to stop you then. :) MediaGoblin is supposed to be a publishing platform that is supposed to be resistant to censorship. Maybe if you wanted to publish a manifesto to light a fire in the minds of men, the government should have a harder time trying to censor you than if you simply uploaded a video of it to YouTube. They could shake down Google to get it pulled off, but they can play a game of Whack-a-Mole if it were hosted on MediaGoblin.

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