Who hasn’t gotten excited about a new Internet service, only to discover that it falls short on free software values?
Right now MediaGoblin is partially developed, but the team needs financial support so that they can quit their day jobs for a year and perfect MediaGoblin’s features to a professional level. The FSF believes their project is important to the future of the Internet and free software, so we’re partnering with them to launch a crowdfunding campaign, complete with creative prizes for donors (give $350, and Chris will make you a 3D-print of Gavroche the goblin, the project’s cute mascot).
Can you help us out by spreading the word about MediaGoblin, and, ideally, pitching in some cash? You can donate here:
You can read our blog post and press release about MediaGoblin, why it’s so awesome, and why it needs our help at:
community/gnu-mediagoblin- offers-what-youve-been- missing-in-an-internet-media- sharing-system
rallies-support-for-gnu- mediagoblin-to-make-media- publishing-free-as-in-freedom
Help get the word out:
- Upvote the FSF’s MediaGoblin thread on reddit! — http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/
comments/11dhmn/an_online_ mediasharing_system_that_ respects_your/
- Upvote other reddit threads (who know which will make it big?) — http://www.reddit.com/r/
- Please don’t make an account on our behalf, but if you’re already stuck in YouTube land, try spreading the word from the inside — https://www.youtube.com/watch?
—> Enough links! I want to donate! ($100 gets you a spiffy MediaGoblin tshirt, but even $5 helps) — http://mediagoblin.org/pages/
MediaGoblin’s goal is to raise $60,000. With that modest amount, Chris thinks MediaGoblin can be ready to use in a year. We’ll continue to follow its development after the fundraising effort, and we’ll keep you all posted. If this works, then a year from now, we’ll be posting pictures online and sharing them with our friends, all with free software!
-Zak Rogoff Campaigns Manager