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[dupe] PeerTube, a free and federated video platform reaches 1.0 (github.com)
65 points by valeg 5 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments

I really don't think crowdfunding is a sustainable solution for hosting costs, even if these are mitigated by using web torrent protocols. Crowdfunding is mostly useless unless you have larger businesses who depend on your platform for their business model. Anyone and everyone else is going to see pennies. I just deleted my Patreon this morning even though people use my software (Mjolnir, Hydra, AppGrid, etc) on a daily basis, because it's the wrong business model for pretty much anything open source projects like Godot or Vue.js that let you build your own business around using them.

Seems like a great idea, but not much activity (from what I can see). How is this model sustainable? Do I have any incentive to setup a PeerTube server?

Www? How is this model sustainable? Do I have any incentive to setup a webserver?

I might not be understanding correctly, but it doesn't seem like you're being paid for the content you're hosting on PeerTube.

The model feels different than a webserver where you are either hosting your own content (and paying for that) or charging others to host their content on your server. Or am I misunderstanding?

Isn’t PeerTube mostly videos promoting PeerTube and crypto currencies?

You're probably thinking of DTube or some other project. I haven't seen a single video about cryptocurrencies on Peertube.

Is there a list of occurrences of PeerTube anywhere?

Ah, thank you - "Instances" in the navbar didn't seem to ring any of my bells..

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