Episode edited by Jake Bauer — thanks!
We talked to Gabe Kangas, the creator of Owncast, a free and open source live video and web chat server for use with existing popular broadcasting software. Born out of the sudden silence of the pandemic, it empowers people to stream their events all over the world.
We chatted about the purpose and history of the project, what it means being an open source developer, the freedom and control of running your own server, and the tech behind it all.
- PeerTube is more of product, Gabe sees Owncast as more of a piece of infrastructure
- Owncast is written in Go, single binaries for everyone!
- Connects to OBS, future plans include recording functionality
- From concerts to funerals
- VPS providers like Hetzner often provide Owncast as a one click install
- Support Owncast on Open Collective
- Gabe is always on the lookout for help
- Beware of burnout
- Gabe’s blog post about frontend technologies
- Scheduled events are on the horizon
- Catch up with Gabe and the project: https://owncast.online/contact/