# the instance closes down, long live invidious the software!

The lead developer is stepping down, but the project lives on. If you don't host your own, other public instances are listed at instances.invidio.us/ .
> Starting September 1st, I'm shutting down the user-facing portion of invidio.us and stepping away from development. [ . . . ]‌

> [ . . . ]‌ If you're a patron on Liberapay, I would urge you to switch your donation to iv-org, as that will ensure it goes to the stewards of the project going forward.