I just got an idea for an ActivityPub-compatible federated system which @neon helped me to solidify that's purpose would be to replace YouTube (kind-of).
Not really replace since I feel like I can't match YouTube quality-wise, but it's purpose would be the same.
I think this will be a neat project.
Now that I look at MediaGoblin's site and wikipedia I don't see a mention of it being ActivityPub compatible (nor especially mastodon compatible, which this would kind-of be), so maybe this project wouldn't be entirely worthless?
@bea @teascade @neon Heh MediaGoblin is the whole reason I got involved in standardizing ActivityPub. I should put the email I wrote to donors up on the MediaGoblin blog, but the tl;dr is that the great irony is that ActivityPub standardization efforts are what held me back from the implementation of AP in MediaGoblin. So that's a 2018 focus for me.
We'd be happy for your help in MediaGoblin but I also think multiple implementations here would be good for AP interop
Stay in touch regardless?
@cwebber @bea @neon I might, I'm a little scatterbrained though. I think what I'm intending on building is a bit different from MediaGoblin since it's supposed to replicate YouTube in the sense that Mastodon replicates Twitter, and be compatible with Mastodon in some regard. I'm not sure what MediaGoblin is right now though or what you're planning for it in the future, so it's a bit hard to say.
@Michcioperz @neon Mine, obviously. What I meant at least (And I thought the wording was correct?) was that my server would probably be a lot less efficient and secure than youtube's or even mastodon's.
This problem is kind-of fixed with big communities and lots of contributions though, but the point remains I think.
@eal @Michcioperz @neon Well I suppose, but YouTube (and mastodon) can handle traffic in probably magnitudes more than my servers could. I can't say for sure though since I kind-of view myself as a somewhat experienced programmer, but I still feel like what I would make would have a lot of optimization and security flaws.
I guess we'll see when and if I get started with it 😁