Petar Kochovski is an assistant professor and research associate at the University of Ljubljana, who holds a PhD degree in Computer Science, earned from the Institute of Computer Science and Technology at Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University. His research passions encompass blockchain technologies, Web3, and the assurance of reliability and trust within Edge-to-Cloud computing environments. He brings a wealth of experience as a software engineer, with a track record in designing and developing diverse software solutions. Furthermore, he has applied his expertise to a multitude of Horizon 2020 projects, including SWITCH, ENTICE, DECENTER, and ONTOCHAIN, and remains actively involved in ongoing Horizon Europe projects such as ExtremeXP and TRUSTCHAIN.
Co-director of Framasoft and PeerTube's product owner.
I came to FOSS as an author (my playscripts and novels are published under CC-0), and content creator (I was a YouTuber in 2014-2016). Before becoming Framasoft's co-director, I managed communications, donation campaigns and community outreach.
Framasoft is a French non-profit that promotes digital commons and emancipation through popular education. In France, we are mostly know to provide 17+ free, free/libre and ethically-hosted web-services to ~1.5 million monthly users.
One of our (many) project is developing PeerTube,a free-libre and federated software. Installed on a server PeerTube creates a video platform (as a self-hosted alternative to YouTube of Twich), than can be federated in the ferdiverse. PeerTube offers several technical options (activity-pub federation, peer-to-peer and classic video streaming, redundancy, remote storage, remote transcoding, etc.) that aim to democratize video hosting, to make it resilient, and thus to facilitate emancipation from tech giant's platforms.