Over the years, I’ve noticed more and more interesting content in video format dedicated to free, libre and open-source software, and especially creativity-related software (think GIMP, darktable, Krita, Blender, Ardour, Godot, etc.).
Screencasts are indeed a really good way to teach things that, often, would be very hard to convey via written documentation.
However, unfortunately, most of these videos often end up on YouTube. I think it’s a shame to use a proprietary, centralized platform to promote the use of FLOSS, especially when we now have a good and decentralized alternative: PeerTube.
Now, there are a lot of PeerTube instances, but none of them are precisely aimed at people making screencasts and video tutorials for creative open-source software.
Would it make sense to have an hosted instance of PeerTube for the Pixls.us community, or maybe for the even broader creative community (to include, for instance, audio-related content?)
It’s true, but this is because Google is deeply invested in the attention economy. By using YouTube, creators become complicit to that, in a way.
Creators can actually still use YouTube if they want to (for better visibility), but PeerTube has features to duplicate YouTube videos, which means you can easily setup a workflow where you upload the video once (to YouTube) and it get replicated to the PeerTube instance. This is what Nick from the Linux Experiment is doing, I think.