Hey devs this is an important announcement. I will be working with popular leftist youtuber Noncompete to create a peertue instance and I am looking for people to help me out. If you have any experience working with peertube or UI design or want to help shoot me a dm!
We are going to make something that can really have a shot at combating youtube and I think now might be a tipping point for us to make a big push.
@Drew let me know, if you need any product development related help.
I am a product manager :)
@Drew I do UI and UX design with some front end knowledge and depending on workload I might be able to pitch in some. Working on my own site at the moment.
@Drew good luck moderating the fascist on peertube
@kyzh Yea off the gate we aren't going to federate with basically any other instance to avoid this
@Drew I'm glad to see you know what you are walking into.
@mewmew Well we aren't going to split from the federation, We will allow people not in our instance to interact, we will not allow any fascist interaction. I'm not in the business of moderating hundreds of people trying to destroy my life and livelyhood
@mewmew appreciate it, I'm new to this all so I'm sure we will see how it shakes out.
@felix holy shit thank you so much!! would you be willing to join my slack and we can chat more there?? No worries if you don't want to tho
@Drew sorry but i try to stay as far away from slack as possible. how about matrix?
@felix understandable, Ill ttyl abt matrix portentially. Slack is a fuck
@Drew oops i confused slack with discord, but same difference its all proprietary
@felix lol ur good. But yea I'll reach out to you later.
@felix how do you feel about keybase? I think we will use that because it's very secure and comes with easy high capacity filesharing.
@Drew you mean for chat, or what? regardless, its still a proprietary platform run by a US company, so i dont see much reason to sign up for it.
is anything wrong with matrix from your perspective?
@felix nothing against matrix, ya just for chat because keybase is good for activists because it's very secure and pro left. My thing is I don't really know matrix that well
@Drew I dont know keybase that well either, only heard the name. bt it seems to be a private company in the US (so NSA territory). And afaik their server code is not open source.
Matrix is developed by a foundation in Europe, and is completely open source. You can even host your own server, it has federation similar to Mastodon/Peertube. And it also has end-to-end encryption.
So basically, I dont see a single advantage for keybase among those things :p
@Drew btw, have you already decided how/where to host the peertube instance?
@felix for starting and testing I'm gonna use an old desktop. It's got 4tb of storage, 16gb of ram and an i7 6700k. In future I'm gonna buy and maintain a real server blade (probably the jackal pro 2U from system 76)
Do you think my desktop would suffice for the start or should I look into other options.
@Drew the old desktop should be more than enough. You can check the peertube.social about page for the hardware I'm using. Of course, it depends on how many people are uploading videos.
But you will host this at home, right? So the bigger problem is with upload bandwidth. Compared to a datacenter, it is also more likely that the power/internet will fail. And you are not protected against ddos.
@felix this is true but I have a dedicated generator in the event of failure and symmetrical gigabit Ethernet. Should be good for a while, but I will probably move to a datacenter eventually
@Drew okay that sounds like a really serious setup. you still might want to proxy everything through a vps to protect against ddos, and prevent people from getting your home IP.
@felix ofc yea. If I was to go with a datacenter solution is there one you would recommend?
@Drew I'm using hetzner.com, its linked on the about page. And my experience with them is really good. A lot of Mastodon instances are also hosted there.
@dirtycommo what do you use through scaleway. an object storage I assume?
@Drew not someone who can help unfortunately, but would this instance be a general yt competitor or have a specific topic?
@melodicake It would start with a specific topic (leftist stuff mostly), but eventually I would like to branch it out to a general YT competitor
@Drew cant wait to see it, thanks for the answer!
@framasky thanks a billion
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@Drew Will we able to upload existing documentaries about anarchism and leftist activism? Or is it only for self-made original material?
@jeroenpraat probably existing
@Drew 👋 Fullstack dev here. Let me know what I can help with or if we can chat more on slack or other platform.
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