[Linux-aus] Videoing LUG Talks

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Mon Feb 4 22:38:30 UTC 2008


I'm not the organiser of LinuxSA, however, I believe that LinuxSA would 
be conducive to the idea. In fact I think we *might* have forwarded a 
proposal to Linux Australia at some point.

Let me ferret around in my sent box which I never delete :)


Anthony Towns wrote:
> Hey all,
> My whole point in wanting financial reports was so we could confidently
> say "yes, we can spend such-n-such if we want to", but that's no good if
> we don't have good ideas about what to spend money on in the first place.
> So one idea I've been tossing around for a while is having LUG talks
> recorded more regularly; both for its own sake, and so when people end up
> running conferences like linux.conf.au or OSDC or BarCamp or whatever,
> there are local people who already have experience with getting video
> recorded, encoded and up on the web.
> So I was thinking that it might be interesting for Linux Australia to make
> this happen as a little project. Possibly something like:
> 	- LUGs apply for LA to cover the cost of a video camera, a
> 	  DVD recorder, and other stuff useful to making video happen
> 	  up to $1000 or something
> 	- with their application, they list four talks they're going
> 	  to record between 1st March and 30th June, including the topic,
> 	  the speaker, the date/time and the venue
> 	- the speakers and the LUG agree to license the video and slides
> 	  under some free license and upload them to mirror.linux.org.au,
> 	  (along with slides, examples or whatever other material goes with
> 	  the talk)
> Benefits to the community:
> 	- hardware to record talks at LUGs available
> 	- more knowledge of how to do videos around the country
> 	- encourages talks at LUGs
> 	- more videos of Linux talks on the web
> What do people think?
> Cheers,
> aj
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