Let's pave the way to PeerTube live streaming in v3!

Support the development of PeerTube!

Donate, share: we will need all the help we can get to complete this roadmap.

113%
€60,000
Live streaming
(Oct. - Nov.)
€40,000
Plugins & Playlists
(Aug. - Sept.)
€20,000
Moderation
(July)
€10,000
Global search
(June)

€67,605

raised in 185 days

1279

contributors

A roadmap in 4 steps

From June to November 2020, Framasoft will develop new features and improvements for PeerTube. We have broken down this roadmap into 4 main steps, each with its own schedule and cost, leading to the addition of peer-to-peer powered live streaming to PeerTube v3.

These developments are funded by donations made to our small nonprofit organization: Framasoft. We will be raising funds progressively over the next six months of development, so that you can help us in our efforts.

Step 1
€10,000

Global search
(June)
  • Search through the fediverse
  • Ability to create search indexes
  • Instance broadcast messages
  • WIP to improve UX/UI

Step 2
€20,000

Moderation
(July)
  • Feedback on reports
  • Making moderation easier
  • Sharing blocklists (spam)
  • WIP to improve UX/UI

Step 3
€40,000

Plugins & Playlists
(Aug. - Sept.)
  • Online playlists sharing
  • Plugins (annotations, etc)
  • Promoting plugins
  • WIP to improve UX/UI

Step 4
€60,000

Live streaming
(Oct. - Nov.)
  • Peer-to-peer (30s - 1mn lag)
  • No chat, no gifs, no ❤️ 👍
  • Post-live publishing
  • WIP to improve UX/UI

Learn more about those steps

"Another" world cannot be built using surveillance capitalism's tools.
Making it easier to access content, sharing power and responsibilities, opening up to contributions, generalizing live broadcasting thanks to peer-to-peer... PeerTube’s v3 aims to consolidate it as an alternative to Google-Youtube and Facebook-Live that is more and more convivial.

Who are we?

Framasoft (that's us!) is a French non-for-profit organization created in 2004, dedicated to popular education on digital matters. Our small association (under 40 members, under 10 employees) is known to have made the "De-google-ify the Internet" project, offering 34 ethical and alternative online tools.

Our association creates digital tools (services, courses and resources, software) to equip the people who participate in a "contribution society". Amongst these, we lead the development of federated softwares PeerTube and Mobilizon (an upcoming alternative to Facebook events, pages and groups).

Recognised as being of general interest, over 95% of our association's budget comes from donations made by people who support and trust us.

Learn more about Framasoft

Guest designer

Throughout this development period we will be improving the user experience and interface of PeerTube to provide more clarity and power at every level of use.

Marie-Cécile Godwin Paccard

« Independent designer, UX researcher who seeks to acquire a thorough and deep understanding of uses and design user-friendly, ethical and inclusive tools. »

mcgodwin.com

Why progressive fundraising over 6 months?

At a time when no one knows what the future holds, we deem it inappropriate to start a crowdfunding campaign and threaten not to do our best on PeerTube if we don't get the necessary funds.

We believe in the public utility of PeerTube, so much so that we commit to working on it for six months to make this v3 happen, even if we must do it with our own funds (which we had already done for v2).

We still hope that by sharing this roadmap as widely as possible, some of you will support us in our approach with a donation that will allow us to fund this project.

Learn more on

Today, when searching for videos on a PeerTube instance, it is hard to find content that is not in the federation bubble of that instance.

We will create a server that indexes all videos and channels from all PeerTube instances that are listed on the public directory. The code for this indexing engine will be open source, so that anyone can host their own by setting their own eligibility rules.

Each PeerTube instance administrator will be able to choose to use one of these indexing engines for their instance's search bar.

In addition, announcements will allow instance administrators to display information to visitors.

Contribute

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