Christopher Allan Webber | 16 Apr 18:50 2014

[GMG-Devel] Campaign ends friday, and financial transparency blogpost

Hello everyone,

First of all, the MediaGoblin campaign is coming very close to an end.
We're actually very close to our second milestone, which has some
exciting stuff... and as soon as we hit 46k we jump straight up to 56k:
  http://mediagoblin.org/news/almost-there.html

The campaign ends Friday, so if you're thinking of supporting, please do
so!
  http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html

Lastly, you may have wondered how we spent the money from the last
campaign.  I'm happy to say that we released a complete financial
transparency report:
  http://mediagoblin.org/news/financial-transparency.html

It also includes the file I use to keep track of our income/expenses,
which you can play with if you like.  Maybe useful or interesting!
 - Chris
Jim Campbell | 9 Apr 04:18 2014
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[GMG-Devel] Openshift resources for Non-Profit, Open Source, or Educational Institutions

Hello MediaGoblins,

I saw this posting [0], and thought it would be relevant to the MediaGoblin project. It looks like Red Hat is offering additional OpenShift resources on top of their standard no-cost tier, and that they're making these resources available to non-profits, open source projects and educational institutions.

I know that it was posted on April 1st, but it still seems legit.

They have a special form [1] where you can request resources, and it's really up to you as to what you'd like to request. I'm not sure where this would fit into the grand MediaGoblin plan for making Free web services easier to deploy, but it seems like something that is worth having in your pocket, knowing that there may be additional resources available if this is one of the routes that you'd like to pursue.

Regards,

Jim


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[GMG-Devel] GMG Bug Triage Day (Thu April 10, 2014 00:00)

GNU MediaGoblin Bug Triage Day

Where: IRC #mediagoblin on irc.freenode.net
When: All day long

Help us triage bugs! Find bugs that are old, forgotten, unverified and in other states of
not-quite-doneness. Help them on their way by giving them a friendly nudge!

Issue tracker: http://issues.mediagoblin.org/

Wiki page: http://wiki.mediagoblin.org/BugTriageDay

Join us as we scour the GNU MediaGoblin issue tracker for bugs that need some help.

Bug Triage Day is a bi-weekly meeting every other Thursday.
tumulte | 4 Apr 16:45 2014
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[GMG-Devel] centOS

Hey !

I'm running MG on a centOS (not my choice) and we have some very bad 
transcoding issues concerning audio. That is to say the webm conversion 
fails 8 times out of 10 (without any recognizable pattern - a given file 
will eventually work) !

Does anyone run centOS ?

If not, can anyone double check somewhere ? I'm very concerned with this 
issue and I got no way to be certain centOS is the problem.

Thanks so much !

Etienne/Tumulte
Danfox Davies | 3 Apr 12:37 2014

[GMG-Devel] Mediagoblin on Fedora 20 with Apache and fastcgi and/or fcgi


Hello,

Re: Mediagoblin on Fedora 20 with Apache and fastcgi and/or fcgi

I have tried to get my Mediagoblin install to behave on my home server
without any luck for weeks now. I have exhausted the knowledge of at
least three IRC-dwelling devs and still seem unable to get Mediagoblin
fully functional. When I tried with nginx, I had everything working
except the displaying of images, which stubbornly refused to work. I
tried with Apache, and got various HTTP errors eventually culminating
in a very stubborn 500 Internal Server Error which all who I have
asked so far seem to think is permissions related, as the error logs
suggest.

The site is at mediagoblin.vulpinedesigns.co.uk and the URL and DNS
stuff (and some other parts of vulpinedesigns.co.uk) are all hosted
externally, but do point at the server as was proven when using nginx.

I include here links to the httpd.conf, mg.fcgi and httpd error log.

www.pastebin.com/EXFH98F6 - httpd.conf
www.pastebin.com/E3DSepff - mg.fcgi
www.pastebin.com/jwGypgsT - httpd error log

I do not know if all dependencies are fulfilled as it is not made
clear in the documentation. I am the first to admit I am a bit of a
n00b, but tell me to RTFM (without first editing it heavily) and I
will scream, TFM is not Fing clear enough or even complete,
particularly with regard to RPM-based distros and fastcgi or fcgi. Yes
I will contribute to TFM if I ever get to TFing bottom of this and
have a working install the means to the obtainment of which I am
sufficiently capable of getting my head round (and that is a big caveat).

We have already tried:
http://pastebin.com/v6vbRT50 (LONG chat log from IRC)
and also several other things in 2 other chats I failed to copy the
text from.

I really want to migrate off DeviantArt and other external image
hosts. Your help will be most appreciated.

Thanks for your time.

Danfox Davies
Vulpine Designs Unlimited
Freedom of Form: a product of community spirit.

[GMG-Devel] MediaGoblin monthly meeting (Sat April 05, 2014 09:00)

MediaGoblin monthly meeting

Where: IRC #mediagoblin on irc.freenode.net
When: Sat Apr  5 09:00:00 2014 Pacific Time

Agenda and wiki notes are at http://wiki.mediagoblin.org/Meeting

Reply to this email to add new agenda items, discuss the agenda, or discuss meeting time.

Summary: MediaGoblin has a monthly meeting to coordinate the month's activities.  This meeting occurs on
the first Saturday of every month at 9:00am Pacitic Time.

Helpful links:
* Convert to your timezone: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20140405T09&p1=224&ah=1
Christopher Allan Webber | 3 Apr 02:03 2014

[GMG-Devel] MediaGoblin on Motherboard

There's a good interview about us on MotherBoard:
  http://motherboard.vice.com/read/meet-mediagoblin-a-decentralized-alternative-to-youtube-and-flickr

I'm impressed by how well our stuff came through.  The interviewer did a
good job!

I'm also entertained by "running on GNU", which is true anyway.
 - Chris
Marco Solieri | 25 Mar 20:58 2014
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Re: [GMG-Devel] MediaGoblin enters the Knight News Challenge

Dear Chris and all the MediaGoblin developers,

On Wednesday March 19 2014 12:51:02 Chris wrote:
> I'm excited to say that GNU MediaGoblin has entered the Knight
> News Challenge [...] There's an easy way to help make it happen... you
> can leave a constructive comment or hit "applause" on the submission,
> which help

I am happy to read this, and hopeful for receiving their support!

I just posted an enthusiastic and heartfelt comment in the MediaGoblin 
submission page of Knight News Challenge [http://j.mp/1gnaIKq], to stress 
the importance I feel for the project, in particular with respect to civil 
rights and democratic freedoms and targeting a non-technical audience.

Please, find all my encouragement in the rest of the message.

Warm regards.

                              * *
                               *

Most of outstanding web services are offered for free, but such gratuity is 
only apparent. Indeed, users' data (emails, photos, videos...), when having 
a sufficiently large volume , constitute an incredibly precious resource 
for data analyses, so big web companies can simply monetize them, instead 
of asking their users to pay for the services. This makes the web getting 
more and more centralized and the web companies bigger and bigger.

If one can accept to have his/her data somehow sold to web companies, and 
to the advertisement companies which buy analyses from them, the danger of 
having centralized data is unacceptable. A commercial or governmental 
entity may easily access or manipulate private information, when they are 
owned by a few web companies, so they could easily menace people's civil 
and democratic freedoms with acts of censorship or mass media control. This 
scenario is already happening, to different extents, in various places of 
the world, including the United States.

Some of the technologies building our Internet services from the very 
beginning, such as the email or the web itself, were explicitly designed 
and standardized with decentralization in mind. The most recent ones, such 
as social network or media publishing platforms, have been designed and 
implemented by centralizing companies, and we still miss a complete and 
federated implementation for most of them.

MediaGoblin is an outstanding project having this precise direction -- 
creating a federated media publishing platform built with Pump.io, the 
emerging federated social networking protocol. Its freedom attention is 
twofold, because it is released with a free and open source software 
license, so that anyone can use it, study it, expand it and distribute it. 
Thus, it is a completely market-neutral solution allowing to implement 
media publishing in a safe way.

Development started about 3 years ago, and thanks to many volunteers lot of 
progress have been made since the first releases. But the platform lacks 
some crucial features, therefore a support to the project would boost the 
development.

Our freedom of media publishing can't wait the completion of MediaGoblin!

--

-- 
Marco Solieri
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[GMG-Devel] GMG Bug Triage Day (Thu March 27, 2014 00:00)

GNU MediaGoblin Bug Triage Day

Where: IRC #mediagoblin on irc.freenode.net
When: All day long

Help us triage bugs! Find bugs that are old, forgotten, unverified and in other states of
not-quite-doneness. Help them on their way by giving them a friendly nudge!

Issue tracker: http://issues.mediagoblin.org/

Wiki page: http://wiki.mediagoblin.org/BugTriageDay

Join us as we scour the GNU MediaGoblin issue tracker for bugs that need some help.

Bug Triage Day is a bi-weekly meeting every other Thursday.
Christopher Allan Webber | 19 Mar 17:51 2014

[GMG-Devel] MediaGoblin enters the Knight News Challenge

Heya all,

I'm excited to say that MediaGoblin has entered the Knight News
Challenge:

  https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/mediagoblin-decentralized-social-media-publishing-for-everyone

I think this is a pretty much perfect fit for us.  Just read their
description:

  This is an open call for ideas. We want to discover projects that
  make the Internet better. We believe that access to information is
  key to vibrant and successful communities, and we want the Internet
  to remain an open, equitable platform for free expression, commerce
  and learning. We want an Internet that fuels innovation through the
  creation and sharing of ideas.
    -- https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/brief.html

That is *exactly* what we've been working on in MediaGoblin!

If we could get this, it could very quickly accelerate our mission to
bring decentralized media publishing to everyone.  Excited?  There's an
easy way to help make it happen... you can leave a constructive comment
or hit "applause" on the submission, which helps:

  https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/mediagoblin-decentralized-social-media-publishing-for-everyone

(Of course, we still have our campaign going... that's also a great way
to support MediaGoblin's mission! :))

  http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html

Thanks all!  Here's hoping!
 - Chris
Alireza Mahdian | 7 Mar 21:05 2014
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[GMG-Devel] (no subject)

Hi,

I’ve recently came across your project. Just wanted to let you know that I did a similar thing a couple
years back. here’s the link: www.joinmyzone.com it’s released under GPL. Wish you the best.

Alireza

Gmane