I thought the project itself was worth submitting. Seems like a pretty neat idea worth spreading.
LBRY is very cool, I actually thought it was commonly known :)
Possibly, but certainly not by me! I’d never heard of it until the Berkeley lectures article.
You might also like this blog by some advisors to LBRY, Marginal Revolution. I think I originally heard about LBRY on that blog..
Yeah, this feels like it came out of nowhere to me, too. I’ve been following IPFS for a while and they’re still trying to flesh everything out. How did LBRY get so far without me ever hearing of them?
Specific kinds of information often travel fast within subsets of the population but slow outside of them. I just found out about LBRY this week. My subset had very different ideas about keeping content distributed and available despite legal or malware threats. They were mostly about tradecraft in real-world meetings or those obfuscated online to share the information with less targeting by serious attackers. Then, each individual uses any means necessary to share it. The diversity of methods gets makes more of us successful or failures depending on what’s chosen.
Still feels safer than One Ring to Rule Them All strategies for content freedom. Old-school calls those All Eggs in One Basket. I call it that plus a police state and litigious society that might tear the basket up or just smash the eggs. I’m skeptical of long-term value of such things for their intended purpose given all the environmental malice they face. I stick with old school (esp Cold War era) where it counts.