Did you know that the messages sent to you when you visit the demo server at watch.owncast.online is really a third party bot that's written by @rarepublic using the built-in APIs? owncast.online/thirdparty/

If you're looking for design or visual help with your free and open source software projects I want to suggest @fossfreelancer. I asked the Fediverse for a recommendation recently to help with , and hoped I could discover somebody with similar values who cares about the software that I care about. He's your guy, it's even in his username.

People have asked for to support additional moderators, and they are coming.

I haven't mentioned it lately, but did you know that is offering donated, hosted instances for people and organizations that have a need for independent live streaming, but don't have the experience or resources to run one themselves? Share with the creatives in your life who might be interested!


I got zero responses last time I hit up the Fediverse offering paid creative work, but I'm not giving up!

Some features being worked on require iconography. And while we could use an icon library or something like Fiverr it'd be nice to work with an illustrator on the Fediverse who focuses on icons to have something that is custom.

This is paid work, so please boost and tell your friends.

Feel free to message me on the fediverse or email me: gabek@real-ity.com

If you're interested in Federating with I'd love your +1, thumbs up, comment/encouragement to this issue that's currently stopping it from taking place. Thanks!


Just saw live.activism.international/ is offering up their instance for use to live stream talks, mobilization efforts and other climate activism activities. Love to see stuff like this.

is coming up! If you want to contribute to a fun open source project, but don't want to be limited in participating in a technical way, might be a good fit!


One thing that we could use some help with right now is community management type things. Social accounts, chatting with people, you know the drill.

If you're into streaming, and into open source, but not necessarily just the code, say hi!

It's that time of the month again. Fantastic online party powered by .


Would you, or somebody you know on the Fediverse, be experienced in and interested in working on a explainer-style video with ? You know the type. High level, fun, animated, approachable, shareable. This is a paid project!

I'd rather work with somebody on the Fediverse than head over to freelancer websites.

Starting from scratch on this, so you'd help come up with ideas as well as execute on the video. If you could, please share with somebody you know who does this kind of work.

Have you checked out the directory lately? There's now a fancy hero player that features an active stream that @nebunez worked on.


In one hour we'll be getting together to discuss all things !

If you have feedback, would like to find a way to contribute, or even just want to sit quietly and listen to see what we've been up to, please join us, we'd love to have you.

I'm looking forward to seeing you soon over at meet.jit.si/owncast-discovery-

Tomorrow we'll be chatting about ! Join us to share your feedback, ideas, or just listen as we discuss recent releases, current work, and future initiatives.

1PM PST, 10PM CEST, see your local time here: worldtimebuddy.com/event?lid=1

We'll be meeting up on Jitsi: meet.jit.si/owncast-discovery-. I look forward to seeing some of you soon!

This Thursday we'll be getting together to talk about ! Share your feedback, find out what we're working on, or just hang out and see if there's anything that catches your interest.


Beginning with v0.0.8 you can embed the chat into OBS, so you can follow along and interact directly from your broadcasting software without needing an additional browser open.


In v0.0.8 the default chat display names changed from "UserXX" to randomly generated, fun, human readable names inspired by the views of @aral to not call people "users"?

Your thoughts and opinions matter, and I always want to hear them.

A huge thank you to everyone involved in today's release. The people involved in working on and supporting are a fantastic group. Their work, feedback, and overall contributions mean the world to me and I'm so glad their work gets put to good use in people's streams on a daily basis. It's all so cool.

Today released v0.0.8 focusing on chat. It lays ground work to allow us, and 3rd parties (including you!), to add more features going forward. Now users have persistent identity, allowing you to build much cooler things. It also means you can ban people.

Take a look at our release notes at owncast.online/releases/owncas to learn more.

Also, our next Owncast call is Thursday, the 19th, 1PM Pacific, so mark your calendar, and I'll send more details later.

The next public call is being scheduled, and it'd be awesome if you could hang out with us! You're free just to silently lurk if you're curious about what we've been up to.

If you're interested, mark your availability at doodle.com/poll/cemfaaeywrtddm so we can find a time that works best for everyone.

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