MediaCore CE renamed to MediaDrop

MediaCore CE has been renamed to MediaDrop.

MediaCore CE is the community edition of MediaCore, a Web application that powers a multimedia hosted platform targeted towards the educational market and run by MediaCore, Inc. It is a Python application built atop the Django Web framework.

Published under the GNU General Public License version 3, MediaDrop is free to download and use. However, because it is a Django application, installing it is a little bit more involved than the point-and-click process commonly associated with PHP applications.

In a forum announcement, Felix Schwarz, who is responsible for MediaDrop, gave the following reason for the name change:

However a lot of customers were confused by the name similarity. There were many inquiries to mediacore.com about self-hosting and questions on the open source form about cloud features. Therefore we (MediaCore Inc. + me) decided that it was time to change “MediaCore CE” into something different. And last but not least there is a bit of a trademark issue: MediaCore Inc. always had to keep some control over the open source project (through hosting it on their servers) to prevent any potential trademark dilution.

Well, I can’t really argue with that. MediaCore, Inc. sponsors the project, so I guess they can do what they have just done. The most important thing is that they have given the Free Software community a very useful application. I’ve used it to build a multimedia hosting website using MediaDrop on a DigitalOcean Droplet, which I consider my own private Youtube. It’s a fun application. Give it a try if you need to build a personal multimedia website.

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