GNU MediaGoblin is a new software project that will provide users with freely licensed and distributed photo sharing. Lead developer Chris Webber says, “We believe people should be able to own their online data and that means someone has to build the tools to make it possible.
“GNU MediaGoblin is free software and has federation built-in, removing the barriers of proprietary software and closed networks faced by anyone who wants to offer customers superior media hosting, to experiment with new features around sharing, curation, and creation of media, or to simply have full control over their web media portfolio.”
An alpha release of the distributable photo-sharing system is planned for this fall. Later versions of GNU MediaGoblin will include support for video and other media as well as tools to encourage user collaboration on media projects.
We’re looking for contributors to help build, run and promote GNU MediaGoblin. Join us! More information is here