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MediaGoblin and FSF Successfully Raise Funds For Federation, Privacy Features 22

paroneayea writes: "GNU MediaGoblin and the Free Software Foundation have jointly run a campaign for privacy and federation on the web. The campaign is in its last day but has already passed the first two funding milestones, and is hoping to raise more with the possibility of bringing in multiple dedicated resources to the project. The project has also released a full financial transparency report so donors can know how they can expect their money to be used!"
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MediaGoblin and FSF Successfully Raise Funds For Federation, Privacy Features

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  • by Squash ( 2258 ) on Friday April 18, 2014 @05:55PM (#46791459) Homepage

    This will probably be a very unpopular opinion, but I'm going to post it anyway.

    I run a site that could be a great fit for MediaGoblin, but I'm not going to use it because it's a Python app. This rather quickly turns it into an app that requires a dedicated server. Even with cheap cloud hosting, the name of the game for smaller sites is to run several on a single instance.

    I get that developers often use the language they like, and a lot of developers like Python. The commodity hosting world is still ruled by PHP.

    Best of luck with it!

  • by trawg ( 308495 ) on Friday April 18, 2014 @05:56PM (#46791471) Homepage

    Thanks for the reply.

    I've actually been working on a deployment script for our service (we have a VPS hosting business in Australia), which gets most of it up and running in a single-click-deploy kind of way ( [] if you're interested).

    It still needs some work (haven't set it up with Nginx, yet) but I had a few people interested in trying it and this meant they could have it up and running in a few minutes to tinker with.

    I'll have a think about it - as a VPS provider I am really big on the idea of "private cloud" stuff and I'd really like to make things like this simple for users so they can easily deploy stuff without having to become Linux sysadmins.

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